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Caribbean Bookshelf (Summer 1992)

Roundup of books of Caribbean interest, summer 1992.

Miss Leila bakes bread over wood embers in a stone oven

Warning: Carriacou is Addictive

Longtime resident Frances Kay explains why she loves Carriacou.

An artist's impression of the  INMARSAT satellite launched by Ariane

French Guiana’s Ariane Reaches for the Stars

Once the home of the notorious Devil's Island prison colony, French Guiana is now the nerve centre of the modern business..

Illustration by Gabriel Woodham

Learning the Caribbean Language

The Caribbean gives a certain twist to conventional English. .

Logging trail on a steep slope: the next downpour will wash away the topsoil

Saving Caribbean Rainforests

A regional action plan is under way to reverse serious deforestation and hillside erosion in the Caribbean. Additional material by Debby Seddon..

CARICOM Must Develop Its Single Market

CARICOM Must Develop Its Single Market

David Renwick says the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) must speed up its plan for a single market and decide its future trading relationships..

The Ospray in Trinidad, ready to retrace Slocum's Caribbean voyage

Joshua Slocum’s Journey

English sailor James Mellor is retracing the Caribbean voyage of Joshua Slocum, the first man to sail alone around the world..

Sprite of the Cocal, Queen of the Bands 1988. Photograph by Norton Studios Ltd

Wayne Berkeley: Trinidad’s King Carnival

Designer Wayne Berkeley this year equalled an all-time Carnival record – George Bailey's four consecutive crowns 40 years ago..

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The Christopher Columbus Question

Historians and critics around the globe are squabbling about Christopher Columbus. Was he a saint or a sinner?.

Four of the best Caribbean beaches

Four of the best Caribbean beaches

Joyce Huxley's personal choice of perfect places to get away from it all. Photos by Chris Huxley..