Winter-2017-2018

  • A Silver Lining January 29, 2018
    Paul Wilkerson’s interest in local weather proved essential this season. By Jody Rathgeb ~ Photos Courtesy Paul Wilkerson Lots of people come to the Turks & Caicos and fall in love with its turquoise waters. Paul Wilkerson went further. The American meteorologist extended his love to the TCI’s clouds, winds, rains, dry spells . . . and ...
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  • To the RESCQ January 29, 2018
    Saving Grand Turk’s precious coral after the hurricanes. Story & Photos By Don Stark, Chairman, Turks & Caicos Reef Fund In September 2017, back-to-back hurricanes severely damaged the island of Grand Turk (as well as other islands in the Turks & Caicos). But not all the damage was readily visible. At the southern tip of Grand Turk, ...
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  • Go Gently January 29, 2018
    The delicate nature of coral reefs. By Dr. Aaron C. Henderson & Dr. Heidi Hertler, The School for Field Studies, Center for Marine Resource Studies, South Caicos ~ Photos By Dr. Heidi Hertler Coral reefs are perhaps the most visually stunning ecosystems in the marine environment. Often described as the “rainforests of the sea,” they abound with colourful ...
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  • TCI Strong January 29, 2018
    Facing the fury of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. By Ben Stubenberg For eyes reading these words today or 100 years from now, know this: When Hurricanes Irma and Maria tore across the Turks & Caicos Islands in September 2017, the people of these beautiful islands united as one. Well-off or struggling, they helped each other selflessly and ...
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  • An Unexpected Adventure January 29, 2018
    Visiting South Caicos and Salt Cay post-hurricanes. By John Galleymore In the ten years of being a resident of Providenciales, we had seen storms form off the west coast of Africa and either dissipate, move away or grow no larger than a tropical storm. The one exception was the 2008 “double” of Hurricanes Ike and Hannah, tearing ...
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  • Putting a Lid on It . . . and keeping it on January 29, 2018
    By Peter Kerrigan, Director, Engineering Design Services As a young boy, my mother took me and my siblings to see the musical “Fiddler on the Roof.” My younger brother nearly had a heart attack when the graveyard scene was shown. Myself, well I was simply horrified at the condition of the roof and very concerned for ...
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  • To Need and Not Have . . . January 29, 2018
    A look at insurance in the face of disaster. By Craig Archibold, Account Executive, Property & Casualty, NW Hamilton Insurance Services Ltd. As I reflect on the events of the unprecedented 2017 hurricane season, I found myself in deep consideration of an old saying my mother would always say to us as children, “Better to have and ...
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  • Modern Crusoes January 29, 2018
    “Streamlined Pioneers” seek utopia on East Caicos. By Jeffrey Dodge Newspapers all over America called them “Utopians,” “Streamlined Pioneers,” “Modern Crusoes,” “New Life Seekers” and “Colonists.” These were just a few of the monikers given to a group of 19 Californians seeking “to get away from civilization as it now operates for the lesser-privileged.” Group leader Richard ...
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  • Follow the Chimneys January 29, 2018
    How I became an Islander. By Dr. Charlene Kozy Editor’s note: Dr. Charlene Kozy has been contributing articles to Times of the Islands for nearly a decade. They range from a survey of the various flags and emblems used by the country, to detailed histories of the life and times of the Caicos Islands’ Loyalist plantation ...
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Aysha Stephen is Grand Turk’s newest artistic sensation, renowned for her iconic “Cool Donkeys” paintings. Her creations are quite the hit with visitors to TDB Fine Arts Gallery. It recently opened within the Turks & Caicos National Museum on Grand Turk and is dedicated to showcasing art “Made in TCI.

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