Resort Report

  • The Cays, A Pirate, and A Countess March 31, 2015 A true-to-life tale that could only take place in the Islands. Story & Historical Photos By Dr. Charlene Kozy, President Emerita, Cumberland University Popular television shows such as Conquistadors, Black Sails, and Downton Abbey have their real-life counterparts here in the Turks & Caicos Islands. The tiny cays just east of Providenciales attracted explorers, pirates, and ... Read more about this post
  • Operation SCOLP March 31, 2015   A solo walk from South Caicos Over Land to Providenciales. By John Galleymore ~ Photos by Steve Passmore, Provo Pictures “Because it’s there . . .” was the reply given by George Mallory in the 1920s, when asked why he wanted to be the first to climb Mt. Everest. That same answer could (and has been) ... Read more about this post
  • Burn, Baby, Burn March 31, 2015 Second controlled burn in Middle Caicos pineyard a success. Story & Photos By B Naqqi Manco, Caicos Pine Recovery Project Manager Following the excellent results of TCI’s first controlled burn in the Middle Caicos pineyard in May, 2012 (see Times of the Islands, Fall 2012 “A Burning Desire”), a second controlled burn was carried out on December ... Read more about this post
  • Hidden Pillars of the Economy March 31, 2015 Studying, monitoring, and protecting TCI’s coral reefs. By Emily Stokes and Heidi Hertler, School for Field Studies Center for Marine Resource Studies Photos By Heidi Hertler Coral reefs are among the most biologically diverse and highly productive ecosystems on Earth. Whilst they cover a mere 1% of the Earth’s surface, their contribution to the global economy is estimated ... Read more about this post
  • A Green Economy March 31, 2015 Can the dream of sustainability become reality? Story & Photos By Kathleen Wood In November 2014, a two-day Green Economy workshop was held in order to identify environmental priorities in TCI. Representatives from government, science, watersports, fisheries, local communities, and tourism met to discuss what current policies are working well for TCI’s environment and what further ... Read more about this post
  • Sailing Like Johnny Depp March 31, 2015 A day on the water in a former rum runner. By Tim Cotroneo ~ Photos Courtesy Sun Charters It’s not every day you’re given the opportunity to sail on a rum runner in the Turks & Caicos Islands. The mere thought of hopping aboard a 77-foot schooner in the heart of the Caribbean’s bluest waters conjures ... Read more about this post
  • Sailing, Old School December 19, 2014 A travel tale of a 1954 journey around the Islands in a Caicos sloop. By Edwin Doran, Jr. The following is an excerpt from an article that appeared in Motor Boating in December, 1957. The author, Dr. Edwin Doran, Jr., was a geographer and a sailor, a keen observer and recorder. His descriptions of the Islands ... Read more about this post
  • A Taste of History December 18, 2014 “Turks & Caicos Born” alcoholic ginger beer debuts in Caribbean and US markets. By Kathy Borsuk Most people know that the Salt Islands—Grand Turk, Salt Cay, and South Caicos—were known throughout the Northern Hemisphere for their export of sea salt, an important preservative, during the 17th and 18th centuries. Although that industry exists no longer, one ... Read more about this post
  • The Dunes Villas December 18, 2014 New “micro-resort” under construction in Grace Bay West. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Hamish Scott-Brown Smith’s Reef has always held a special place in my heart. I can still recall in vivid detail the amazing undersea world of colorful coral formations, vibrant marine life, and utter peace to which it introduced me while snorkeling on my ... Read more about this post
  • Following Columbus December 15, 2014 A journey towards Truth. By Josiah Marvel, Expedition Scholar ~ Photos By Jon Nickson, eyeSpice, Expedition Photographer Everyone knows that Christopher Columbus crossed the Atlantic Ocean with three ships in 1492 and landed at an island on its other side on October 12, now celebrated as Columbus Day. But where he landed has been disputed for centuries. ... Read more about this post
  • Miss TCI Takes on the Universe December 15, 2014 As lovely and graceful Shanice Williams, Miss Universe Turks & Caicos 2014, prepared for the 63rd Annual Miss Universe® Pageant on January 25, 2015, she took time out for this photo shoot on Leeward Beach in Providenciales. Born and raised in the nation’s capital, Grand Turk, Shanice was crowned in late April, and has been ... Read more about this post
  • Help Wanted: Sharks December 15, 2014 Conservation for the future of sharks in danger. By Tina Randall, BSc. Environmental Biology & Jackie Walker, Masters Conservation Biology, BSc. Marine Biology He surfaces from the deep, his black shadow resembling a creature in the night. His fin skims the surface. The lifeguard blows his whistle and with that everybody is out of the water: SHARK! ... Read more about this post
  • Citizen Scientist December 15, 2014 Be part of a TCI science revolution. By Edward Hind and Katharine Hart The natural world in the Turks & Caicos changes daily. Birds of all shapes and sizes continually arrive to and leave our shores on their long migrations. Waters inundate and then leave mangrove forests as the tide rises and falls. Humpback whales pass along ... Read more about this post
  • Keeping an Eye on TCI December 15, 2014 Island Eye-TV gives visitors the “inside scoop” on the Islands. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Renau Destine   You know it. When visiting any new place, especially a new country, most of us want the “insider’s view” of where to stay, what to do, the best places to eat and shop, the historical and cultural background. Thanks ... Read more about this post
  • Trivial Travails September 18, 2014 The trials, tribulations, and joys of creating a new exhibit. Story & Photos By Dr. Donald H. Keith, President, Turks & Caicos National Museum Foundation Putting the new “Golden Age of Grand Turk” exhibit together has been a challenge for us in a lot of different ways. This will not be obvious to the casual observer. When ... 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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