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Datebook | Caribbean Events Calendar (September/October 2017)

Issue 147 September/October 2017) | 0 comments
Events around the Caribbean in September and October, from Diwali in Guyana to the World Creole Music Festival in Dominica

June Soomer. Photo by Damien Luk Pat courtesy ACS

June Soomer: a voice for all | Backstory

Issue 147 September/October 2017) | 0 comments
As head of the Association of Caribbean States, appointed in 2016, St Lucian June Soomer keeps regional integration high on the agenda. She tells Shelly-Ann Inniss how her career as historian and diplomat prepared her for this trailblazing new role

Fields of spiky Aloe vera in Hato, Aruba. Photo by Jimmyvillalta/iStock.com

Aloe vera: the thorny balm

Issue 145 (May/June 2017) | 0 comments
The spiky Aloe vera plant is a favourite of Caribbean gardens, its bitter gel used as a moisturiser, stomach remedy, and ingredient in healthy tonics. You might imagine you could build a whole industry around this handy plant — and Aruba has done just that. Shelly-Ann Inniss visits the island’s biggest aloe farm, and learns how this wonder of the kitchen and medicine cabinet is an economic wonder, too

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Datebook | Caribbean Events Calendar (May/June 2017)

Issue 145 (May/June 2017) | 0 comments
Events around the Caribbean in May and June, from the Timehri Film Festival in Guyana to Dominica’s Hike Fest

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Electric Avenues

Issue 143 (January/February 2017) | 0 comments
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

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Caribbean Datebook (September/October 2016)

Issue 141 (September/October 2016) | 0 comments
Events around the Caribbean in September and October, from Indigenous Heritage Month in Guyana to Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival

Sargassum weed accumulating on Barbados’s east coast. Photograph by Romel Hall

Wide Sargassum sea

Issue 135 (September/October 2015) | 2 comments
As coastlines across the Caribbean are inundated by masses of floating Sargassum weed, some entrepreneurs are trying to put the seaweed to good use. Shelly-Ann Inniss investigates