Team Wadadli: from left to right, Peter Smith, Nicholas Fuller, John Hall, and Archie Bailey. Photo by Ben Duffy, courtesy the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge

Atlantic wide

It’s called the “world’s toughest row”: a transatlantic race from the Canary Islands to the Caribbean, powered by human strength. And in December 2015, the first-ever team from Antigua and Barbuda took up the challenge. Joanne C. Hillhouse learns more.

Photo by Roddy Grimes-Graeme

Antigua for adventure

Think of Antigua, and you probably imagine lazy days on the beach, sipping sweet rum cocktails. But thrill-seekers needn’t fear getting bored — Antigua can offer more than a few ways to fill your days with adventure.

Photo by BlueOrange Studio/

Barbuda’s beach blush

What gives Barbuda’s famous pink sand beaches their rosy blush?.

Mangroves and sea grass flourish in Barbuda’s Codrington Lagoon. Photo courtesy Waitt Institute

Barbuda — precious blue

For islands, coastal waters form a boundary, but also a source of life, offering food and other resources, and protection from storms. When Barbuda’s coast began to suffer from decades of pollution and overfishing, the Blue Halo Initiative stepped in. Nazma Muller finds out more.

Bookshelf (March/April 2002)

Bookshelf (March/April 2002)

New books from and about the Caribbean.

Sandra Foster, Miss Jamaica 1992, won standing ovations for this "princess" gown, a grand extravaganza of hand-painted tulle with pink and gold bodice by Louise Hamlyn Wright

White Weddings with a Caribbean Tan

Caribbean weddings and honeymoons are the way to tie the knot these days. Some dramatic outfits from the recent display at Harrods in London.

Photograph by Tim Wright

Sail away: the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta

The Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta brings back the golden age of sailing in style.

Politricks and power

Politricks and power

James Ferguson on Ruler in Hiroona: A West Indian Novel by G. C. H. Thomas.

Maura (left) and Maureen with grandson Dylan. Photograph courtesy Maura Cooseelal

Maura’s mission

It took 38 years before Maura Cooseelal was able to meet her pen pal Maureen Rayson in Australia. Now, thanks to BWIA West Indies Airways and United Airlines, Maura knows that dreams do come true. A true story.

Schoolchildren on an educational tour of Antigua’s offshore islands. Photograph courtesy the Antigua and Barbuda Environmental Awareness Group

It started with a snake

The sighting of a rare snake led to an ambitious initiative to protect Antigua’s tiny offshore islands. Joanne C. Hillhouse investigates the Antigua and Barbuda Environmental Awareness Group’s flagship project.