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Caribbean Datebook (September/October 2014)

Events around the Caribbean (and further afield) in September and October — from music festivals to sports tournaments.

All Business

A collection of Caribbean business websites for anyone searching for commercial contacts within the region.

King and Queen of the Festival of St Rose of Lima (Fét La Woz), a flower festival held in August. The Feast of La Marguerite, another popular flower festival, is held in October. Photograph by Chris Huxley

Kweyol Greetings

It's the back-to- business period before we begin the lead-up to Christmas and Carnival festivities. In some of the islands, it's time to assert our Kweyol identity, in music, song and culinary festivities. Simon Lee celebrates the heritage of the French Antilles, Haiti, Dominica and St Lucia.

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Unravelling the Great Dictator, Rafael Trujillo

In The Feast of the Goat, Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa takes on Rafael Trujillo, one of the Caribbean’s most notorious dictators. James Ferguson explains why this novel, published in 2000, has already become a classic.

Angostura's rum during the aging process in one of the company's warehouses

Caribbean rum means business

With European markets opening up, Caribbean rum companies are banking on their premium brands to hedge against the loss of their privileged market access. Mark Wilson explains.

Photograph by Arun Madisetti/Images Dominica

Close encounter: whale-watching in Dominica

Only a handful of divers are lucky enough to see eye to eye with Dominica’s amazing whales.

The westernaustralia2011.com Clipper sailing in the English Channel. Photograph courtesy Onedition

Happenings (May/June 2008)

A brief look at the events that will have the Caribbean buzzing in May and June.

Irvin McWilliams in 1972, in costume at the Savannah. Photograph by Noel Norton

Irvin McWilliams: the man of the people

Irvin McWilliams, born 1920: "Mac" celebrated the everyday life of Trinidad and Tobago, pioneering "indigenous mas".

Yellow heliconia at Under the Pipe. Photograph by Mary Walters

Gardening in the tropics

Looking at her one-acre garden in Dominica, Polly Patullo muses over the links between landscape, memory, and desire.

Superstar singer Beyoncé, one of the main attractions at Bermuda`s biggest event. Photograph courtesy The Bermuda Department Of Tourism

Happenings (September/October 2008)

A brief look at the events that will have the Caribbean buzzing in September and October.

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