For the alluring masquerader: Keisha Als. Photo by Marlon James

’Tis the season

Christmas shopping? Our style columnist suggests four Trinidadian designers to fill your list.

Photograph courtesy the Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana

Beat destination: Guyana

Bordered by Venezuela, Brazil and Suriname, Guyana is the only English- speaking country on the South American continent. This is a land of massive rivers and waterfalls, dense rainforest and mountains, an eco-traveller's paradise. And there's bargain shopping too: wicker furniture, gold jewellery, hardwood household articles and lots of collectible antique bottles.

The Pitons from Anse Chastenet. Photograph by Sean Drakes/Blue Mango

Bel Sent Lisi: discovering St Lucia

St. Lucia may well be the ultimate island paradise: those glorious Pitons rising out of the sea, the Jazz Festival and Bill Fishing Tournament, beautiful beaches and flora, and now a Heritage Programme that lets you into the "real" St Lucia. Simon Lee is your guide.

Market day

Market day

Across the Caribbean, the freshest produce, best bargains, and often the friendliest advice can still be found at traditional markets. Here are six worth exploring, ranging from Dominica to Curaçao to French Guiana.

Photograph by Jeff Gynane/Shutterstock.com

Spice of life

The spices of life in Marigot market.

Weddings with a Trinidadian twist

Weddings with a Trinidadian twist

Simone Sant-Ghuran runs a T&T-based wedding website. She talked to Zahra Gordon.

MSQUARED line by Meiling. Photograph by Wyatt Gallery

Meiling and Msquared

What do you get when you add master designer Meiling to affordable chain-store fashion? .

Household accessories and Indian trinkets at House of Jaipur. Photograph by Shirley Bahadur

Where east meets west

James Fuller visits the trade fairs and boutiques that offer Indian artefacts and art in the southern Caribbean.

Common Thread: Caribbean Fashion

Common Thread: Caribbean Fashion

Spiritually as well as geographically, the territories of the Caribbean are thousands of miles away from haute couture centres like Paris, Milan, or New York. But despite the absence of glitzy showcases for their work, talented, ambitious local fashion designers create garments chic enough to deserve a place on international catwalks, yet decidedly adapted to the everyday rhythms of island life. Photographer Sean Drakes captures 11 designers from Trinidad, Jamaica, and the Bahamas on their home ground, and discovers that a passion or style and hunger for success links them all.

Audi — the brand-new, super-sexy Audi A4 Cabriolet. A great Christmas gift — any volunteers?

Checking It Twice: A Caribbean Christmas List

Christmas is a time for giving — yes, giving to Nola Powers. The little girl who Santa Claus forgot makes up for lost time with the Christmas list to end all Christmas lists..