spring-2018

  • Hard Work Brings Success April 4, 2018 Charles Hubert James By Hope James-Hamilton and Carlton Mills Charles Hubert James was born in Bottle Creek, North Caicos on July 4, 1916 to Nathaniel and Isabella James. His parents were hard-working, strong disciplinarians, loving and caring. “Hubert” came from a humble beginning. He knew what it was to go without shoes as he walked the dusty ... Read more about this post
  • Mirages Come to Life April 4, 2018 Ephemeral wetlands of the Turks & Caicos Islands Story & Photos By B Naqqi Manco, TCI Naturalist Walking over the cracked, hardened mud of the flat salinas of the Caicos Islands at the height of the dry season, it is hard to imagine any presence of sweet, fresh water nearby. Even in the cooler parts of the ... Read more about this post
  • Piping Plover Persevere April 4, 2018 How did the hurricanes affect shorebirds of conservation concern? By Eric F. Salamanca*, Elise Elliot-Smith**, Caleb Spiegel***, Jen Rock‡, Beth MacDonald, Kathleen McNary Wood‡‡‡, B Naqqi Manco*, Katharine Hart* and Nicole Caesar* *Department of Environment and Coastal Resources, Turks & Caicos Islands **US Geological Survey , ***US Fish and Wildlife Service, ‡Environment and Climate Change Canada, ‡‡SWA Environmental Photos By Dr. ... Read more about this post
  • Tracking Those Teens! April 4, 2018 Following sea turtle migration via satellite. By Katharine Hart and Dr. Peter Richardson They have it down to an art. One stands on the bow of the boat, the other is poised to kick the boat into gear. Both are scanning the crystal clear water for dark shadows that show any sign of movement. Someone shouts that ... Read more about this post
  • A Strong Comeback April 4, 2018 Can South Caicos become the ecotourism capital of the TCI? By Don Stark, Chairman, Turks & Caicos Reef Fund and Kathleen McNary Wood, Principal, SWA Environmental Photos By Kathleen McNary Wood According to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), South Caicos was the second-hardest-hit island in the Turks & Caicos by the September 2017, back-to-back hurricanes (Irma ... Read more about this post
  • Back to the Basics April 4, 2018 Finding wellness in TCI. By Ben Stubenberg A tropical Shangri-La hides in our midst. Islands where the ills of modern society—hypertension, diabetes, cancer, obesity—rarely appear, and people often live well into their 90s and sometimes over 100. A trip to the outer, rural islands of North, Middle or South Caicos and Salt Cay tells you why: These ... Read more about this post
  • Window to the Past April 4, 2018 The legacy of Emily Kersteiner. By Emily Malcolm ~ Photos Courtesy Heidi Hertler The Turks & Caicos Islands are literally “Beautiful by Nature” with crystalline waters, white sandy beaches and stunning shoreside terrain. An archipelago of astonishing and well-preserved ecosystems, it is also home to well-preserved historical buildings of Bermudian-styled architecture found on the Salt Islands of ... Read more about this post
  • Eating with Purpose April 4, 2018 The Retreat Kitchen vegetarian cafe and juice bar. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Mannish Tolani I’m a firm believer in purpose: we all have a unique contribution to make with our life on this earth. If we discover that best thing to do we are fortunate, and others are blessed. When I met Laura and Lindsay Mensen, ... 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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