Carnival planet Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo by T Photography / Shutterstock.com
Roseau, Dominica | Neighbourhood Richard Goldberg / Shutterstock.com
Vahni Capildeo: shapeshifter, time traveller Photo by Hayley Madden for The Poetry Society
Carnival is mine Teamdwp Studios By Dwayne Watkins
Arrive The serene bay at the fishing village of Parlatuvier. Photo by PHB.cz (Richard Semik) / shutterstock.com

Tobago therapy

If your Carnival plan involves a quiet getaway from the heat and the action, Tobago might be just the place you’re looking for. Caroline Taylor suggests all the ways Trinidad’s tranquil sister isle can soothe your spirit.
Embark Mama Africa – Peter Tosh

Word of mouth (January/February 2017)

A new museum in Kingston pays tribute to reggae legend Peter Tosh; and it’s Carnival season across the Caribbean!.
Immerse Mrs Fanny Eaton (c.1859; chalk on paper), by Walter Fryer Stocks

Fanny Eaton: forgotten beauty

In the paintings of the nineteenth-century British Pre-Raphaelite artists, one “exotic” face stands out. Fanny Eaton, born in Jamaica, was a mixed-race model who found herself, for a few years, near the heart of Victorian London’s art world — and was long forgotten. Judy Raymond tells what’s known of her story.
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This old house

The historic architecture of the Old Havana neighbourhood in Cuba’s capital is an artistic treasure trove.

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Datebook | Caribbean Events Calendar (January/February 2017)

Events around the Caribbean in January and February, from Chinese New Year in Suriname to a film festival in Guadeloupe.

Photo courtesy Caribbean Airlines

Caribbean Airlines turns ten

Marking a decade of sharing the warmth of the islands, with the Caribbean’s favourite airline. Learn about anniversary plans, meet some star CAL employees, and more.

Illustration by Rohan Mitchell

The remains of the Danes

Exactly a century ago, the Kingdom of Denmark sold its Caribbean possessions for $25 million to the United States. Commemorated in the US Virgin Islands, the anniversary is little remembered elsewhere — but, as James Ferguson writes, the story behind the event reminds us about the ambitions that drove European colonisation of our region.

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Layover: St John’s, Antigua

Its location near the northern end of the Leewards makes Antigua an important hub for Caribbean travel. Our guide to exploring the island when time is tight.

Still from I Am Not Your Negro

Caribbean Screenshots (January/February 2017) | Film Reviews

This month’s film-watching picks.

Double Take

Caribbean Playlist (January/February 2017) | Music Reviews

This month’s listening picks.

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Electric Avenues

As the world grows more environment- and energy-conscious, electric cars seem like the transport of the future. And most Caribbean countries offer ideal conditions for their adoption, writes Shelly-Ann Inniss.

The Colour of Shadows

Caribbean Bookshelf (January/February 2017) | Book Reviews

This month’s reading picks.

Illustration by Shalini Seereeram

Beyond another boundary: the Windies at the first T20 blind cricket World Cup

Come January 2017, the West Indies cricket team will head off to India to contest the T20 World Cup, alongside players from around the globe. Wait, you haven’t heard about this tournament? Maybe it’s time you started following blind cricket. Nazma Muller learns more.

Guinep Table. Photography courtesy Mara Made Designs

Mara Made Designs — wood for life

Jamaican furniture line Mara Made Designs gives salvaged wood an elegant and environmentally friendly twist.