Resort Report

  • Concha Woncha Wow! July 3, 2015 This fun tour is an introduction to the world of conch and culture. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By James Roy, Paradise Photography There’s no doubt that conch is king in the Turks & Caicos Islands. This amazing gastropod has long been both a food source and trading item for the people of the Islands. These days, ... Read more about this post
  • All’s Well That Ends Well July 3, 2015 Wishing on Grand Turk’s North and South Wells Story & Photos By B Naqqi Manco Wells present and preserve a special image for humankind. Popular art and media images of traditional draw wells—cylindrical stone structures with thatch roofs and a wooden bucket attached to a hand crank by a rope—were instantly recognisable to me as a child. ... Read more about this post
  • Keeping Tabs on Turtles July 3, 2015 Beach profile monitoring for marine turtle nesting areas. By Charlotte de Fontaubert, Heidi Hertler, Aaron Henderson, and Anela Akiona The Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI) are an archipelago of about forty limestone islands. Most of the land habitat is scrub lands. The mangrove forests, seagrass ecosystems, salt flats and coral reefs that line the coast are among ... Read more about this post
  • The End of the Chain July 3, 2015 Great Sand Cay beckons this explorer. Story & Photos By John Galleymore My exploration and adventure-seeking expeditions have taken me to just about every land mass in the Turks & Caicos Islands, and I am often asked, “What’s the furthest you’ve ever been?” In miles covered, that would be my recent South Caicos to Providenciales walk, but ... Read more about this post
  • Building on a Budget July 3, 2015 This local builder shows that it can be done. By Kathy Borsuk It can be a bit daunting when you turn the pages of the Turks & Caicos Real Estate Association (TCREA) bi-annual Real Estate Guide. Many of the properties ooze uber-everything, boasting sprawling beachfront acreage, ocean views, private pools, ensuite bedrooms counted on two hands, ... Read more about this post
  • Clandestine Fields April 1, 2015 Swidden agriculture in the Turks & Caicos Islands. Story & Photos By B Naqqi Manco, TCI Naturalist Visitors to the Turks & Caicos Islands: Try finding a traditional crop patch here — I dare you. It won’t be an easy, straightforward search. In countries with mechanized, technology-driven agriculture, farms are easy to recognise, even if they’re ... Read more about this post
  • A Celebration of Sports April 1, 2015 For 12 years, Graceway Sports Centre has served the sporting community. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Ileana Ravasio, Attimi Photography Whether a heavily padded hockey player weaving through the hall on roller blades, racket-wielding sportster on the way to a game of tennis, impossibly lithe girl scampering to a gymnastics lesson, or burly body builder ... Read more about this post
  • A Link to the Past March 31, 2015 Newly discovered photos document an intriguing 1955 expedition to South Caicos. By Dr. Donald H. Keith ~ Photos By Mendel Peterson On a dreary winter’s afternoon in January while rummaging around for something else, I found a small box containing four rolls of black and white film marked “Air Shots, Turks and Caicos Islands 1955.” I remembered ... Read more about this post
  • 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

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