Summer 2022 Archive

  • Shaking It Out June 24, 2022 The history of salt production in the Turks & Caicos Islands (Part II). Story & Postcard Images Courtesy Jeff Dodge Salt was the most important industry on the Turks & Caicos Islands for almost 300 years. Salt was of critical importance, not only for culinary purposes, but to preserve meat and fish. Since salt production involved so ... Read more about this post
  • Clothed in Mystery June 24, 2022 The origins of Junkanoo – Part 1 By Christopher Davis, Alex Kwofie, Angelique McKay, and Michael P. Pateman Junkanoo is the premier national cultural celebration in The Bahamas. It is primarily celebrated on Christmas/Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, with smaller celebrations on Labour Day, Independence Day, and Emancipation Day. Junkanoo is also used for the opening ... Read more about this post
  • Birds of the Sea June 24, 2022 Endangered rays are a piece of TCI’s living history. By Sydney O’Brien, Waterfront Assistant, The School for Field Studies Center for Marine Resource Studies, South Caicos The waters of the Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI) are picturesquely colored in different shades of blue, green, and turquoise. and abundantly filled with life. The whitespotted eagle ray, known by the ... Read more about this post
  • Making Climate History June 24, 2022 TCI hosts inaugural Climate Change Summit. By Amy Avenant, Environmental Outreach Coordinator, DECR and Oshin Whyte, Executive Officer and Environment Policy Lead, Governor’s Office Climate Change. These two words have gained traction in popular consciousness since the release of the first Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report released in 1988. The IPCC is currently in its Sixth ... Read more about this post
  • Treking into History June 24, 2022 The first-ever, human-powered circumnavigation of the TCI chain. Story & Photos By John Galleymore ~ Aerial Photos By Merinda Duff It’s weird how an off-the-cuff comment can plant a seed in your brain that can alter your life dramatically. Back in 2015, I had just finished a solo walk through the Turks & Caicos Islands from South ... Read more about this post
  • TCI Bobsledder June 24, 2022 The real backstory of “Cool Runnings.” By Ben Stubenberg “Life is a struggle. Anything worth doing in life is a struggle.  And anytime you enter a struggle, you are going to suffer.  People think suffering is something to be avoided.  No! Suffering is reality.”  — Tal Stokes On a windy February morning in 1988, the captain of the first Jamaican bobsled team ... Read more about this post
  • Lucayan Ancestry.edu June 24, 2022 Exploring the origins and interactions of the ancient Lucayans with ancient DNA. By Kendra Sirak, Bill Keegan, Betsy Carlson, and Michael Pateman About ten years ago, Tellis Bethel, retired commodore of the Bahamas Defense Force, started a campaign to name the waters surrounding The Bahamas and Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI) the “Lucayan Sea.” Covering 180,000 square miles ... Read more about this post
  • Weather Warning June 24, 2022 Tropical season could spell trouble. By Paul Wilkerson The predictions are in, and it appears that the hurricane season for 2022 will likely result in above normal activity for the Tropical Atlantic. Thankfully, the overall odds of a storm impacting the Turks & Caicos Islands is relatively low based on historical data. Nevertheless, it is appropriate to ... Read more about this post
  • Wear? Where? June 24, 2022 Keeping Islanders clothed in “the old days.” By Jody Rathgeb There was no Amazon. No Island Bargains. No daily flights from Miami. No family members zipping away to buy fashions abroad. So how did Turks & Caicos Islanders in “the old days” get the clothing part of their basic food-clothing-shelter needs? Look to the women. Their homespun businesses ... Read more about this post

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Master Photographers James Roy and Christine Morden of Paradise Photography (www.MyParadisePhoto.com) are always on the lookout to capture colorful slices of life in the Turks & Caicos Islands. This Junkanoo dancer was participating in the annual Maskanoo celebration on Boxing Day.

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