Photo by Chad Mcdermott/

Florida: state of sunshine

Florida may be Caribbean Airlines’ most popular international destination — no surprise, considering its reputation for nightlife, amusement parks, and shopping. But there’s much more to the Sunshine State — from the Space Coast to the Everglades to a thriving art scene.

From Running of the Bulls, Roy Pierre and Associates’ 2014 presentation. Photography by Keith Getter

When mas was mas: Brooklyn Carnival

Far from the streets of Port of Spain, Trinidad Carnival’s tradition of colourful fantasy mas thrives in the midst of Brooklyn’s Labour Day celebrations — and in J’Ouvert, no less. It’s thanks to the vision of masman Roy Pierre and his colleagues, says Ray Funk. Their bands are true to history and to the present moment, all at once.

Chef Paul Carmichael. Photograph by Gabriele Stabile, courtesy Má Pêche

Bright lights, big city, hot sauce: Paul Carmichael

How did Bajan hot sauce end up on one of New York City’s trendiest restaurant menus? Jonathan Ali meets chef Paul Carmichael.

Jazz time on Pigeon Island, St Lucia. Photograph by Chris Huxley

Island Beat (May/June 2001)

Coming events around the islands.

June too soon!

June too soon!

Between June and November, storms and hurricanes are possible, Fortunately, weather disturbances are tracked from the moment they are born these days, giving everyone not only ample time to prepare, but also providing a wonderful opportunity to observe one of Nature's forces unleashed.

Photograph by Adrian Boot

Bob Marley: the legend lives on

To mark the 20th anniversary of Bob Marley’s death, Chris Salewicz recalls the beginning and the end of the reggae superstar’s life.

Adonal in action. Photograph by Sam Forencich/ NBA Photos

Adonal Foyle: in the big league

From the small island of Canouan in the Grenadines, Adonal Foyle makes it into the NBA. Georgia Popplewell traces his journey.

Illustration by Shalini Seereeram

Ganna’s Burden

This story by Conliffe Wilmot-Simpson won the prize for the best single story in the Jamaica Observer Art Awards, 2000.

Photograph by Piper Ferguson

Buju Banton: son of Bob

Garry Steckles reflects on Marley's successor.

Illustration by Marlon Griffith

Missing Ravi Coltrane

Simon Lee comes to terms with New York.