Photograph courtesy the Barbados Pocket Guide /

Bim by bus

How Barbados’s public transport system makes it one of the easiest Caribbean islands to get around, for locals and tourists alike.

Sargassum weed accumulating on Barbados’s east coast. Photograph by Romel Hall

Wide Sargassum sea

As coastlines across the Caribbean are inundated by masses of floating Sargassum weed, some entrepreneurs are trying to put the seaweed to good use. Shelly-Ann Inniss investigates.

Tip of the rock: Barbados’ north coast

Tip of the rock: Barbados’ north coast

Far from the crowds of Bridgetown and the bustle of the south coast, the northern tip of Barbados is a rugged and picturesque landscape of hills and dramatic cliffs, caves and coves. It can feel almost like another island — but as Nixon Nelson finds, it’s still within easy reach.

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Holetown, Barbados

The oldest settlement in Barbados, founded in 1627, Holetown has history, a prime beachside location, and some of the island’s best dining and shopping.

Bright and risqué suits from the “Print Me Crazy” collection by Suga Apple Swim. Photography by Stephanie Kelly

Bajan beauties: designers Shayla Cox and Kimberley Angoy

Designers Shayla Cox and Kimberley Angoy are ready for beach season.

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.

Depositing bottles at Carib Glassworks. Photograph by Mark Wilson

Not just any old trash: recycling in the Caribbean

Not only does recycling have a positive impact on the environment, it can become a profitable business venture. Mark Wilson looks at some Caribbean businesses seeking to do both.

Pick of the month

Caribbean Bookshelf (May/June 2001)

New and recent books about the Caribbean.

Rings (from the Alchemy collection): 18-carat gold, carved amber and silver inlaid with amber and opals;18-carat gold, amber and ivory inlaid with diamonds; aquamarine, 18-carat gold and oxidised silver inlaid with diamonds. Photograph by 
Woodbury &  Associates

Jewels of the Caribbean

Featuring the craftsmanship of some of the most talented jewellers in the Caribbean, from the cultured and polished work Alchemy from Trinidad, to the fine detailing of John "Ding" King from Barbados, and the youthful effervescence of Deane- Hughes Designs from Guyana.