Illustration by Kevon Webster

Get it while it’s hot: Barbados’ solar energy revolution

With abundant and free sunshine literally falling out of the sky, why haven’t more Caribbean countries followed the Bajans in adopting solar power? Helen Shair-Singh investigates how Barbados became a global solar pioneer.

Versia Harris: once upon a dream

Versia Harris: once upon a dream

The imaginary worlds that Barbadian Versia Harris creates in her animated video works are inspired by childhood cartoons as much as the landscapes of home. Marsha Pearce talks to the artist about exploring the boundaries of fantasy and reality.

Barbados’s Gun Hill: hear me roar

Barbados’s Gun Hill: hear me roar

A stalwart limestone lion guards Barbados’s Gun Hill.

Writer Marlon James. Photograph by Jeffrey Skemp

Word of mouth (November/December 2014)

2014’s hottest Caribbean novel, Caribbean artists on show in Santa Fe, and a celebration of food and drink in Barbados.

Take twenty: cricket, that is

Take twenty: cricket, that is

Garry Steckles previews the 2014 Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 cricket tournament, which starts sports lovers’ pulses racing in July.

Andromeda Gardens, Bathsheba, Barbados. Photograph by John Webster

Earthy delights

The Caribbean’s public gardens are places to enjoy the pleasures of nature — and centres for research and conservation as well.

Photograph by Bill Mortley

Caribbean Datebook (May/June 2014)

Your guide to Caribbean events in May and June — from Vincy Mas to a comic book convention in Puerto Rico.

Photograph by Pixachi/shutterstock.com

Word of mouth (May/June 2014)

Barbados’s biennial literary festival is back, and a popular Caribbean photography book becomes an exhibition in Toronto.

Photograph courtesy Segway Polo Club of Barbados

No horsing around: segway polo in Barbados

What is Segway polo, and how did a makeshift Bajan team become world champs? Austin Fido finds out.

Theodore Elyett’s 2013 pre-autumn collection “Ello London” draws inspiration from the 1960s and 70s, intertwined with iconic British influences. Photography by Scharad Lightbourne

Retro chic: Theodore Elyett

Bahamian designer Theodore Elyett offers retro flair to contemporary women.