Charlotteville, Tobago Photo by Chris Anderson
Cuba — the enigma of an island The Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca once protected the city of Santiago de Cuba from sea invasion. Photo by Shutterstock.com/Corlaffra
Guyana times five A flock of scarlet ibis take flight over the mudflats of Guyana’s eastern coast. Photo by Pete Oxford
Barbadian Shakirah Bourne — living the Dream Shakirah Bourne, writer and director of A Caribbean Dream, with Robin Whenary, director of photography. Photo by Neil Marshall, courtesy A Caribbean Dream
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Virgin Gorda — “I could easily get used to this”

Restless traveller Ishwar Persad is in love with Virgin Gorda — here’s why.
Embark Photo courtesy St Lucia Tourist Board

Word of mouth (May/June 2016)

St Lucia Jazz — celebrating twenty-five years — brings artists and audiences close, and Jamaica’s Calabash Literary Festival inspires real ardour.
Immerse Omari Banks: “All I wanted to do was play my guitar”

Omari Banks: “All I wanted to do was play my guitar”

Omari Banks on becoming the first Anguillan to play cricket for the West Indies, knowing when it was time to make a new career in music, and the power of passion — as told to Nadja Thomas.
Engage Mangroves and sea grass flourish in Barbuda’s Codrington Lagoon. Photo courtesy Waitt Institute

Barbuda — precious blue

For islands, coastal waters form a boundary, but also a source of life, offering food and other resources, and protection from storms. When Barbuda’s coast began to suffer from decades of pollution and overfishing, the Blue Halo Initiative stepped in. Nazma Muller finds out more.

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Illustration by Rohan Mitchell

Wilson Harris — into the interior

The Guyanese writer Wilson Harris, celebrating his ninety-fifth birthday in 2016, has lived far from his home country for many years — but Guyana’s landscape and history continue to haunt his magical imagination. James Ferguson explains how Harris’s novels bring together reality and dream.

Photo by Claude Huot/Shutterstock.com

Isle of thorns

On arid Aruba, hardy cacti are traditionally used to make living fences.

Illustration by Shalini Seereeram

Soup without borders

Every Trini cook has a recipe for corn soup, tasty staple of family limes and street parties alike. But how would this creole delicacy go down with Japanese diners? And where do you find chadon beni and dhal in Japan? Suzanne Bhagan learns that humble soup can cross cultural boundaries.

Photo by Michael Lam

Caribbean Datebook (May/June 2016)

Events around the Caribbean in May and June, from a new music festival in Cuba to a seafood celebration in Belize.

Photo by Marlon James

Bene Caribe — good to wear

Trinidad-based non-profit label Bene Caribe supports local charities through stylish looks.

The Pain Tree

Caribbean Bookshelf (May/June 2016)

This month’s reading picks — from sci-fi to poetry.

Caribbean Roots

Caribbean Playlist (May/June 2016)

Selections for your listening pleasure.

From artist David Gumbs’s Unconscious Geographies installation (2016). Image courtesy David Gumbs

Five Caribbean artists in the brave new digital world

Artists are always eager to experiment with new tools, so it’s no surprise that digital media offer them a creative playground. Nicole Smythe-Johnson surveys how Caribbean artists are exploring digital possibilities, and introduces five young creatives shaping the ways we experience digital images.

Photo courtesy Gerrard Wilson Photography

Caribbean Datebook (March/April 2016)

Your guide to Caribbean events in March and April, from St Patrick’s Day in Montserrat to jazz in Tobago.

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Word of mouth (March/April 2016)

Dry season is now literature season in the Caribbean, with half a dozen festivals bringing writers to readers, plus a new exhibition in London captures the heyday of lovers rock.