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 ... Read more about this post
  • 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, ... Read more about this post
  • 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 ... Read more about this post
  • 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 ... Read more about this post
  • 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 ... Read more about this post
  • 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 ... Read more about this post
  • 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 ... Read more about this post
  • 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 ... Read more about this post
  • 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 ... 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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