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Caribbean Datebook (September/October 2014)

Events around the Caribbean (and further afield) in September and October — from music festivals to sports tournaments.

Photograph by Jose Carlos Gonzalez

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In the Venezuelan town of Curiepe, the festival of San Juan brings flags, drumming, and processions.

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Caribbean Datebook (March/April 2014)

Events around the Caribbean in March and April.

At one of Bangkok’s floating markets, vendors offer a dizzying array of vegetables and fruit. Photograph by Nimon/Shutterstock.com

One year in Bangkok

Thailand is half a world away from Svenn Miki Grant’s home in Trinidad. But little moments of connection make a strange place feel familiar.

Photograph by Dri Castro

Los Roques: 50 shades of blue

Off the north coast of Venezuela, Los Roques is an archipelago of white sand cays surrounded by numerous shades of breathtaking blue sea.

Morning traffic on the Paracauary River. Photograph by Nicholas Laughlin

Green days by the river: Marajó Island

Marajó Island, in the mouth of the mighty Amazon River, is more than three times the size of Jamaica, and little known outside Brazil.

Jamaican producer Lee “Scratch” Perry gets festive. Photograph by David Corio

Christmas skanking: Caribbean music for the season

Garry Steckles isn’t a fan of traditional Yuletide music, “classics” like “White Christmas”. Luckily, Caribbean musicians have created their own genre.

Hannah Lowe. Photograph by Tim Ridley

Making her claim: Writer Hannah Lowe

In her debut book Chick, poet Hannah Lowe — born in the UK to an Afro-Jamaican father and white British mother — comes to terms with family history.

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From island to end zone: Caribbean athletes in the NFL

Unknown to most sports fans at home, Caribbean athletes have exuberantly infiltrated the NFL. Here are four of the top stars.

Illustration by Shalini Seereeram

Azonto Lessons

It’s Trinidadian writer Attillah Springer’s first time in Ghana. Why does it feel so familiar?.