Healing With Horses camp participants interact with the project’s rescue horses. Photograph by Elspeth Duncan

Wishes and horses: Tobago’s Healing With Horses

Through contact with gentle equine companions and stimulating creative activities, Tobago-based Healing With Horses offers an innovative and life-changing therapeutic programme for differently-abled children. Elspeth Duncan describes a day in the life of the annual summer camp.

Students participate in a robotics workshop. Photograph by Tracy Mamoun

Alpha plus: Jamaica’s Alpha Boys School

Fans of Jamaican culture know that the decades-old music programme at Kingston’s Alpha Boys School has produced dozens of the island’s best musicians. But adapting to the twenty-first century means adding to that legacy with innovative new social entrepreneurship programmes. Tanya Batson-Savage investigates.

Illustration by Wendell McShine

The Brave and the Bold

It was the main event of the morning, and Mr Blaides, the head teacher, was the star performer. Haffezar Khan remembers a schoolyard tradition.

Illustration by Rohan Mitchell

The shot at the mercy gate

Juan Pablo Duarte’s progressive vision for the Dominican Republic sparked the February 1844 insurrection. But, as James Ferguson recounts, it was quickly thwarted by the forces of history.

Illustration by Shalini Seereeram

A library of their own: Grenada’s Mt Zion project

When Grenada’s public library was forced to close, a group of volunteers decided young readers should still have access to books. Erline Andrews learns about the Mt Zion library project.

Photograph by Nadia Huggins

The popop spirit: Nassau’s Popopstudios International Centre for the Visual Arts

Founded by artist John Cox in 1999, Nassau’s Popopstudios International Centre for the Visual Arts has become an international art contender.

Jaevion Nelson, We Are Jamaicans participant. Video stills courtesy J-FLAG

J-FLAG: Respecting difference

An online video campaign by LGBT rights group J-FLAG uses individual stories to change perceptions of gay and lesbian Jamaicans.

Late afternoon in Plaza Herrera. Photograph by Tito Herrera

Casco Viejo: Jamming in the old town

But in the midst of the ancient houses and churches, Shannon J. Effinger discovers, an innovative music programme led by pianist Danilo Pérez.

The Ciné Institute provides free training to budding Haitian filmmakers. Photograph courtesy the Jacmel Ciné Institute

Changing the story: The Jacmel Ciné Institute

The Jacmel Ciné Institute offers free training to budding Haitian filmmakers — with even more ambitious plans afoot.

Akilah Jaramogi, managing director of FACRP. Photograph by Skye Hernandez

Fondes Amandes, Trinidad: It takes a village

A small reforestation project in the Trinidadian village of Fondes Amandes has become an exemplar for grassroots conservation..