Winter 2010 – 2011

  • What If? January 12, 2011 What if Providenciales had a National Museum? By Dr. Donald H. Keith, Chairman, TCI National Museum This year, 2010, marks the 30th anniversary of the archaeological investigation of the Molasses Reef Wreck, the event that led to the establishment of the Turks & Caicos National Museum. As the archaeologist who directed the excavation, I received a government ... Read more about this post
  • They Only Come Out at Night January 12, 2011 When the sun sets on the coral reef, a different cast of characters comes out to play. By Suzanne Gerber ~ Photos & Captions By Barbara Shively Like the denizens of Lady Gaga’s demi-monde, the creatures who come out at night on the coral reef are a psychedelic parade of colors, shapes and textures. A nighttime visit ... Read more about this post
  • Generational Property January 12, 2011 Understanding and untangling land claims in the Islands. By Sara J. Kaufman, Manager, Forbes, Forbes & Forbes Ltd. It is not that long ago when the British government gave away massive tracts of land in their colonies of the Bahamas and the Turks & Caicos Islands to Loyalists fleeing the US, to UK citizens of power and ... Read more about this post
  • Mangrove Madness January 12, 2011 Challenging the TCI to make a stand . . . of mangroves! Story & Photos By Marsha Pardee, Marine Ecologist This is a story about a little seed of inspiration that culminated in the spoils of an environmental travesty. This is a story about propagating that seed into a multifaceted plan to help maintain environmental integrity. This ... Read more about this post
  • Turtle Travels Unraveled January 12, 2011 “Stay at home” turtles are valuable to boosting local populations. By Peter Richardson, Biodiversity Programme Manager, Marine Conservation Society In recent decades, scientists have discovered more and more about the amazing navigational ability of marine turtles. Through satellite tracking we have recorded epic migrations of female turtles making journeys of thousands of kilometres from nesting beaches to ... Read more about this post
  • A Warm Welcome January 12, 2011 Belongers’ views on tourism revealed in study. By Catherine M. Cameron, Cedar Crest College and John B. Gatewood, Lehigh University “Belongers” is the term given to Turks & Caicos Islands citizens, most of whom are descendants of the African slaves brought to the country in the 1600 and 1700s by Bermudian salt rakers and British Loyalists to ... Read more about this post
  • Where Do All the Babies Go? January 12, 2011 Understanding the biology of juvenile Rainbow Boas By R. Graham Reynolds and Cory Deal It’s a beautiful autumn evening in North Caicos, a perfect time to relax on a porch or take a walk on the beach. A warm rain begins as the sun goes down, perhaps suggesting that indoor activities would be more appropriate. But Cory ... Read more about this post
  • TCI’s Grande Dame January 12, 2011 Taking a look at the Middle Caicos real estate market. By Sara J. Kaufman, Manager, Forbes, Forbes & Forbes Ltd. Middle Caicos (historically known as Grand Caicos) is the largest of the Turks & Caicos Islands, with over 50 square miles of natural wilderness to explore and enjoy. It is also the least visited and known island ... 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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