John Caldwell: I'm sitting right where I want to be. Photograph by Garry Steckles

Caldwell’s Palm Island

John Caldwell is one of the most gracious hosts in the Caribbean, a T-shirt and shorts hotelier who's created one of the Caribbean's unique resorts. Garry Steckles shared his affection for a tiny island hideaway in the Grenadines.

Cristóbal Colón, a portrait by R. Puiggari in De Lorques' biography

Quixote With a Cutlass: Re-examining Christopher Columbus

Stephen Knox, Marina Salandy-Brown and Cristina Fagg examines the record of the man whose arrival in the Caribbean five centuries ago holds the world's attention in October.

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The People Before Columbus

Kim Johnson goes in search of the people who lived in the Caribbean before Columbus' caravels sailed over the eastern horizon.

Photograph by Harold Prieto

Let’s Go Horse Racing

There's more here than watersports and beach games. Marlon Miller discovers how horse racing, the sport of kings, has taken hold in the Caribbean.

Red and pink ginger lilies. Photograph by Barbara Martin

Caribbean Flowers for Sale

Exotic Caribbean flowers are turning out to be a thriving export business.

Betty Kissoon-Singh

Doctor Betty in the Kitchen

'Betty K' has made the transition from successful medic to best-selling author.

The steel pan. Photograph courtesy Pan Jazz Secretariat

A Season of Steel Pan

Two big events in the steelband world take place this fall.

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Lord of the Dance: Peter Minshall

'Masman' Peter Minshall took the revolutionary techniques of his Trinidad Carnival bands to the opening of the Olympics.

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Caribbean Bookshelf (Autumn 1992)

A round-up of recent books about the Caribbean.

Meeting of minds: Cuban President Fidel Castro is congratulated after his speech by Grenada's Ambassador Eugene Pursoo. Photograph by Eden Shand

Global Warming and the Caribbean

The Caribbean made a strong contribution to the earth Summit in Brazil; but only time will tell what the results will be. .