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Patient or tourist? Medical tourism in the Caribbean

Issue 140 (July/August 2016) | 0 comments
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

Niven Narain. Photo courtesy Berg LLC

Niven Narain: smarter medicine

Issue 137 (January/February 2016) | 0 comments
The tragic death of his grandmother inspired Niven Narain’s career in cutting-edge cancer research. Erline Andrews learns how the Guyanese-American scientist is pioneering the use of artificial intellignce to create better, cheaper drugs for all

Beautifully maintained classic cars, a common sight on the streets of Havana. Photo by ToskanaINC/

The Cuba strategy

Issue 136 (November/December 2015) | 0 comments
Cuba is already the Caribbean’s second biggest tourism destination, by visitor numbers. As the US government relaxes its decades-old restrictions on travel to Cuba, what happens to tourism in the rest of the region? How are other islands preparing? Erline Andrews finds out

Two newly arrived residents at the Animals Alive sanctuary. Photograph by Edison Boodoosingh

Kathryn Cleghorn and Animals Alive: dogs’ best friend

Issue 134 (July/August 2015) | 0 comments
For Kathryn Cleghorn, Animals Alive — possibly the largest no-kill dog shelter in the Caribbean — is a genuine labour of love. Erline Andrews learns more

Photograph courtesy Camille Wardrop Alleyne

Another giant leap: Camille Wardrop-Alleyne

Issue 133 (May/June 2015) | 2 comments
When a three-year-old Camille Wardrop Alleyne watched the 1969 Moon landing on TV, she couldn’t have imagined she’d one day be part of the exploration of outer space. As a NASA scientist, she now helps run the International Space Station. And her second passion, as Erline Andrews discovers, is the campaign to get more young people — especially girls — into the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math

65 Gallus Street, recently restored by architect Laura Narayansingh. Photograph courtesy Laura Narayansingh

Trinidad & Tobago’s houses of history

Issue 132 (March/April 2015) | 0 comments
A combination of neglect and commercial redevelopment has endangered Trinidad and Tobago’s unique architectural heritage for decades. But as Erline Andrews discovers, a handful of private individuals have bucked the trend, investing in restoration projects that give old buildings new life

A-dZiko Simba Gegele, winner of the 2014 Burt Award. Photograph by Marlon James

Ready, set, read

Issue 128 (July/August 2014) | 0 comments
In the quest to encourage reading habits in the Caribbean, books aimed at young adults have been in short supply. As Erline Andrews finds out, the new Burt Award for Caribbean Literature aims to change that

Masquerader in Brooklyn`s children`s carnival. Photograph by Erline Andrews

Carnival come back again

Issue 89 (January/February 2008) | 0 comments
Feathers, national flags and men peddling self-published books; it’s Carnival time not only in Trinidad and Tobago but also in the USA

Viburt Bernard of Sybil’s Bakery. Photograph courtesy Viburt Bernard

Making it in New York

Issue 85 (May/June 2007) | 0 comments
Erline Andrews seeks out successful Caribbean entrepreneurs in New York

Terry Gajraj. Photograph by Marilyn Kean

Terry Gajraj: “I miss Guyana so much”

Issue 82 (November/December 2006) | 0 comments
Guyanese chutney star Terry Gajraj on promoting his country from afar — as told to Erline Andrews