Caribbean volcanoes: fire down below La Soufrière caldera, St Vincent. Photo by Jonathan Palmer/Mustique Airways
The T20 cricket revolution 2015 CPL champions Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel. Photo courtesy www.cplt20.com
Gold standard: the Caribbean’s Olympic contenders for Rio 2016 Ian Walton/Getty Images
Kingston beat Looking down from the foothills of the Blue Mountains, past New Kingston to the city’s downtown and harbour. Photo by Matthew Henry
Arrive It may look like the heart of the Amazon rainforest, but this stretch of wilderness is on the outskirts of Suriname’s capital, Paramaribo. Photo by Ariadne Van Zandbergen

Suriname: one country, four continents

Imagine a country with a palm-fringed Atlantic coast and an interior of Amazon rainforest, where the cultures of West Africa, India, Java, and Europe meet and mingle, where it seems you can experience four continents in as many days. Come to Suriname and see the whole world.
Embark The Moment Is Captured

Caribbean Datebook (July/August 2016)

Events around the Caribbean in July and August, from a diving festival in Dominica to Carnival in St Lucia.
Immerse Photo by Carl Court / Getty Images

Patricia Scotland: “I wanted to do”

The first woman to be elected Commonwealth secretary-general, Dominica-born Patricia Scotland has made history in more ways than one over her stellar career. Joshua Surtees interviews the new Commonwealth head and finds out where her passion for speaking up comes from.
Engage Noel and Chevaughn Joseph (at left) with a Grenadian family helped by the Just Because Foundation: baby Shemmia with her parents Alisha and Shem. Photo by Warren Le Platte

The Just Because Foundation — a promise to JB

When Chevaughn and Noel Joseph’s young son JB was diagnosed with cancer, they promised him they would help other sick children. Nearly a decade later, the Just Because Foundation supports families at their time of greatest need, Lisa Allen-Agostini discovers.

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Trinidadian Laurie Voss: unbreaking the internet

Last March, an angry software developer deleted a JavaScript code package from the Internet. It doesn’t sound very exciting, but the result was thousands of broken websites, and a cascade of online errors. In stepped Trinidadian Laurie Voss, CTO of the web company npm. Mark Lyndersay tells the story of a coding rescue mission.

Illustration by Rohan Mitchell

Historic gold: the earliest Caribbean Olympic heroes

At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Caribbean sports fans will have dozens of home-grown champs to cheer on. But the region’s history of Olympic success stretches back more than a century. James Ferguson looks back to the earliest Caribbean Olympic heroes, and how today’s athletes have kept their victorious legacy alive.

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Barbuda’s beach blush

What gives Barbuda’s famous pink sand beaches their rosy blush?.

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Word of mouth (July/August 2016)

Barbados Crop Over and the Leeds West Indian Carnival are two stars of the August festival season.

Wilmott at the Joytown Learning Centre with a class of young children. Photograph by Wayne Tippetts

Pastor Bobby Wilmott: Trench Town Triumph

Pastor Bobby Wilmott is a man who’s bent on converting Jamaica’s rough Trench Town into a place of hope he calls Joytown. Chris Salewicz explains.

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On, on! Hashing in the Caribbean

For some, the attraction of being outdoors is the fresh air, the scenery, the healthy exercise. For others, it’s the booze. Denise Chin on the attractions of the “sport” of hashing.

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Patient or tourist? Medical tourism in the Caribbean

As Caribbean countries seek to diversify their tourism industries, medical tourism — aimed at people who travel for treatment — should be on the agenda. Erline Andrews investigates.

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Caribbean Bookshelf (July/August 2016)

This month’s reading picks.

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Caribbean Playlist (July/August 2016)

This month’s listening picks.

Illustration by Shalini Seereeram

Fresh from the farm

The farm-to-table movement is no longer just a foodies’ trend — it’s going mainstream, even in the Caribbean. Franka Philip explains why knowing where your produce comes from adds something special to your meal.