Spring 2014

  • Passing Along Good Taste March 21, 2014 Many native restaurants are a family affair. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Davidson Louis Whether it’s conch salad, pea soup ’n’ dough, stewed fish or the ubiguitous peas ’n’ rice, the native food of the Turks & Caicos Islands is unique, rather unusual, and not what you’re likely to find at home. I’ve long been ... Read more about this post
  • Fitness in the Blue March 21, 2014 Three watersports for getting fit in 2014. By Hope LeVin ~ Photos By Agile LeVin Everyone visiting or living in the Turks & Caicos Islands can take advantage of the surrounding ocean and watersports opportunities available. Regardless of age, we all want to get the most out of our lives, and being fit and in shape ... Read more about this post
  • Ruin ‘n’ Wrack March 21, 2014 The infamous Turks Island wreckers By Mark Parrish, Big Blue Unlimited The Grand Turk lighthouse was built in 1852. Its construction was borne out of necessity for the sheer volume of ships that fell victim to the treacherous reefs around the island. The history of the Turks & Caicos Islands during the eighteenth and ninteenth centuries ... Read more about this post
  • The Iron Giant of Yankeetown March 21, 2014 What will be the fate of this abandoned steam engine? By Dr. Donald H. Keith, Chairman, TCI National Museum One of the most visually impressive historic sites you will find anywhere in the Turks & Caicos Islands is “Yankeetown” on West Caicos. I stumbled across it in 1983 during a survey for archaeological sites. The little ... Read more about this post
  • Rock and Roll Refugess March 20, 2014 This “Everyman” discovers a second chance. By Joe Zahm Editor’s note: The poignant words, soulful tune and catchy beat of the song “Everyman” are one of those sound memories that acutely brings back a particular time in my life. For me, it recalls settling in to my new job as editor of Times of the Islands ... Read more about this post
  • The Spirit of South Caicos March 20, 2014 Strong, proud and persevering, the “Big South” looks to the future. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Paradise Photography One thing I’ve learned in over twenty years of living in the Turks & Caicos Islands is that Islanders bear a strong sense of pride and national identity. Perhaps it’s due to the small, close-knit population and ... Read more about this post
  • Bird Watch! March 20, 2014 Looking out for the birds in the Turks & Caicos Islands. Story & Photos By Eric F. Salamanca, Ph.D., Environmental Research and Development Officer, DEMA Watching and listening to birds is a gratifying way to appreciate the abundance and diversity of these creatures in the Turks & Caicos Islands. Through distinctive behaviors and vocalizations, they communicate ... Read more about this post
  • Legacy of the Sea March 20, 2014 Talbot’s Adventures By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos Courtesy Levardo Talbot Whether you are a resident or tourist, there is no one better to spend time out on the water with than an “authentic” Turks & Caicos native. Besides safely piloting the boat through gleaming turquoise seas, you will be introduced to the best snorkeling, fishing and ... 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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