Summer 2009

  • Off the Beaten Path June 1, 2009 Adventures in the TCI’s Salt Islands. Story & Photos By Ramona Settle Admit it. You arrive on Providenciales, get one breathtaking glimpse of Grace Bay Beach, and feel like you’ll stay put. You think it can’t get better than this. Other than an excursion to one of the cays, you won’t venture far.  I can tell you ... Read more about this post
  • You Can’t Get There From Here June 1, 2009 Whether Indian or archaeologist, transportation can be a challenge. By Bill Keegan and Betsy Carlson If there be any earthly Paradyse in the worlde, it can not be farre from these regions of the south, where the heaven is so beneficiall and the elements so temperate that they are neither bitten with the coulde in winter, nor ... Read more about this post
  • The Gansevoort Experience June 1, 2009 Grace Bay’s newest resort redefines “Caribbean cool”. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos Courtesy Gansevoort Turks + Caicos In the 1970s, Providenciales was “discovered” by the jet-setters of that era. A fun-loving, pedigreed crowd with names like duPont, Ludington and Roosevelt flocked by private jet to Provo’s deserted white sand beaches, gorgeous turquoise seas and lobster-laden reefs to ... Read more about this post
  • Making a Mural June 1, 2009 Transformational community art comes to Grand Turk. By Leah Samuelson, Artists on Call Photos By Artists on Call From mid-January to mid-March, 2009, I spent eight weeks leading community mural projects in the Turks & Caicos Islands with an organization called Artists on Call. During this time, we completed three murals, two on Grand Turk and a third, ... Read more about this post
  • Building Green June 1, 2009 Tropical Imaging studio breaks environmental ground. By Kathy Borsuk It’s never been done before in the Turks & Caicos Islands. In spite of the eco-conscious “green” movement that is sweeping the globe, Tropical Imaging’s new studio will be the first “green build” in the TCI. It’s an exciting new project that could break a path for others to ... Read more about this post
  • Something’s Fishy June 1, 2009 Marine creatures may or may not have a sense of humor, but sometimes they’re downright funny! Story by Suzanne Gerber ~ Photos and Captions by Barbara Shively Make no mistake: Scuba diving is serious business. To get certified, you have to study a fair bit of science, including the physics of gases, and be able to calculate ... Read more about this post
  • A Hole-in-One June 1, 2009 A $1.5 million facelift keeps the Provo Golf Course looking good. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos Courtesy HAB Group Although I am not a golfer, I can see why people enjoy the sport. Taking a tour around the Provo Golf Course is like taking a sojourn from everyday island life. In contrast to the fairly arid, flat ... Read more about this post
  • A Promising Prognosis June 1, 2009 Tackling TCI’s turtle fishery. By Peter Richardson, Biodiversity Programme Manager, Marine Conservation Society (MCS) Humans have hunted turtles in the Turks & Caicos Islands for centuries. Yet turtles still thrive here, in good numbers too. With their extensive, pristine coral reefs and vast swathes of seagrass beds, lagoons and tidal creeks, the low lying Turks & Caicos ... 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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