Summer 2023 Archive

  • The Town Strip in Grand Turk June 23, 2023
    By Dr. Richard Grainger ~ Images Courtesy Turks & Caicos National Museum Photo Collection Most people will not know that there were once two airstrips on Grand Turk. Many remember the American Air Force base and of course the present JAGS McCartney International Airport, but will either have forgotten or had never known that there was ...
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  • “John” of All Trades June 23, 2023
    The unfinished story of John Ney Reynolds, 19th century salt proprietor, merchant, cattleman, and guano exporter. Story & Historic Images By Jeff Dodge John Ney Reynolds and his wife Bridget were an Irish couple who emigrated to the Turks & Caicos Islands around 1865. The story of this entrepreneur and his family has been painstakingly re-constructed with original ...
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  • Sun, Surf, and . . . Salad? June 22, 2023
    A vegan visit to TCI. By Rachel Craft When I landed in Providenciales for a week-long beach vacation, my suitcase was packed with the usual: swimsuits, snorkel gear, gallons of sunscreen—and plenty of emergency snacks. No offense, TCI; I do this everywhere I travel. It’s one of the survival instincts you develop when you go vegan.  A stricter ...
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  • Pushing the Boundaries June 22, 2023
    Nivå limited villa series makes a bold architectural statement. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Renderings Courtesy Windward It’s inspiring to see architecture that reacts to a challenging environment with boldness and creativity. The south shore of Providenciales is lined with craggy limestone ridges, not the classic ivory beaches of the north side. While this allows buildings to have ...
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  • Dive Enthusiast or Dive Addict? June 22, 2023
    Land-based or liveaboard diving . . . which is for you? By Kelly Currington A chance to dive the world-renowned reefs of the Turks & Caicos Islands is a coveted destination for any diver. Known for dramatic walls, warm, crystal-clear turquoise water, healthy, diverse marine life, and little or no current, choosing TCI as your destination is ...
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  • Finding A (Nemo)ne June 21, 2023
    The fascinating relationship between red snapping shrimp and corkscrew anemones. By Charlotte Kratovil-Lavelle (Dickinson College) and Clara Masseau (University of Colorado) ~ Edited by C.E. O’Brien, Ph.D. (The School for Field Studies, Center for Marine Resource Studies, South Caicos, Turks & Caicos Islands) Courtesy of Disney’s Finding Nemo (2003), many of us are familiar with the way clownfish make ...
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  • “Proud of My Islands” June 21, 2023
    A dream inspires a movement. By Ben Stubenberg ~ Photo By Attimi Photography “Proud of My Island” began as a dream in the Fall of 2021 that inspired Providenciales residents Sammy Kildegaard and Emiliano Otin to give back to the Turks & Caicos—islands that had given so much for them. Environmentalists at heart, they envisioned making a ...
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  • Caribbean Spiny Lobster June 20, 2023
    Taking a look at the “bugs” of the sea. Story & Photos By Kelly Currington When people hear the word “lobster” they generally think of a tasty entrée on their dinner plate, most likely the large-clawed Maine version. In the Turks & Caicos Islands and the rest of the Caribbean, our lobsters don’t have any claws and ...
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  • Steady As She Goes June 20, 2023
    What does the 2023 hurricane season hold? By Paul Wilkerson ~ Images Courtesy NOAA The predictions are in for the 2023 hurricane season for the Atlantic Basin. According to all of the primary predictors, including Colorado State University and the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA’s) outlook, the 2023 season should be near normal overall. Colorado State ...
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  • It’s Been 16 Years! June 20, 2023
    Memories of childhood summers in South Caicos. Story & Photos By Davidson Louis When you are 12 years old and living on an island, you quickly learn to enjoy the little things in life—the simplest and most rewarding. Growing up in the Turks & Caicos Islands was special. In fact, it was actually a gift. When summer ...
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