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Junkanoo festivities in the Turks and Caicos Islands

Fool’s Regatta 2013

The 2013 Fool’s Regatta at the Children’s Park in the Bight was held on Saturday. Saturday was as perfect as perfect gets even though it had a dubious and a bit ominous start weather wise. I arrived at about 1 … Continue reading

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Ripsaw

One particular type of music in the Turks and Caicos Islands is called “Ripsaw” and it is also known as “Rake n’ Scrape.” The main instrument is a plain and ordinary carpenter’s saw and some musicians have turned these instruments into a … Continue reading

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Fools Regatta 2012

The first Fools Regatta was held in 1990 and the Minx was part of that first race so many years ago along with the Beluga. This year’s event brought out crowds of people even though the weather was cloudy and … Continue reading

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Tanka

The Turks and Caicos Islands has said a final goodbye to Wesley ‘Tanka’ Williams R.I.P.  I only knew him from the enjoyment he gave all of us on the many occasions we were lucky enough to join in the Junkanoo. I … Continue reading

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Maskanoo 2010

Wow!!     What a spectacular evening we all had as hundreds of people turned out to enjoy the sights and sounds and the fun of Maskanoo 2010. Maskanoo is a combination of Masquerade or “Massin” as it’s known in the Turks … Continue reading

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Conch Festival Part 2

See you next year………..I’ll be there!     Marta     http://www.harbourclubvillas.com

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Conch Festival 2010

We had such a great afternoon of fun, laughter, meeting friends, music, singing and dancing and  watching the numerous competitions from tug o’ war to conch blowing. More photos to come tomorrow.     Cheers,     Marta     … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

  Happy New Year Barry and Marta   http://www.harbourclubvillas.com

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Merry Christmas

    Wishing you all the very best at this special time of year.   Marta and Barry   http://www.harbourclubvillas.com

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Conch Festival

The Turks and Caicos Conch Festival is held each year in Blue Hills and today was the day for fun and conch tasting. The weather was a little cloudy but nonetheless all kinds of delectable conch dishes were prepared and … Continue reading

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