Illustration by Christopher Cozier

Making Money in the Sun

Tony Thorndike looks at a vibrant Caribbean industry - offshore banking and finance.

The new Gran Courland resort on the west coast of Tobago. Photograph by Gran Courland

Island Beat (Autumn 1995)

Events and people in the news around the islands .

Laramania: players form a triumphal arch after Brian Lara's record breaking Antigua innings. Photograph by Allan Aflak

Island Beat (Autumn 1994)

The adventures of Brian Lara, Caribbean bobsledders at the Olympics, a new suspense movie, new ways to explore Barbados, a new horse-racing track....

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Island Beat (Summer 1994)

Carnival in Antigua, art in St. Lucia, diving in Grenada, folk traditions in Tobago, jewellery in Trinidad, chess in Barbados, and much more.

Annalee Davis: Betrayal (1993, acrylic, emulsion and watercolour, 131 x 100 cm). Photograph by Ron Griffith

Island Beat (Winter 1993)

A new transatlantic race for sailors, a new visitor attraction in Barbados, world championship golf in Jamaica, and Barbados artists shine at Carib Art.

"The Lord Jesus" meets seasons challenger Laurie Graves

Why Warri

Rooted in Africa, warri is a board game of fiendish complexity, and is still played in Barbados and Antigua. Meet the last of the warriors.

Pelican Island

First Stop Antigua

New direct flights from London to Antigua put the spotlight on one of the Caribbean's most popular destinations.

Four of the best Caribbean beaches

Four of the best Caribbean beaches

Joyce Huxley's personal choice of perfect places to get away from it all. Photos by Chris Huxley..