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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.

Nasio. Photograph courtesy Susanne Moss/Selah Photo

The Buzz feature (September/October 2004)

Talented Dominican reggae artist Nasio Fontaine has been hailed as “the late, great Bob Marley reincarnated”. Find out why.

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.

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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.

Gros Piton from the summit of Petit Piton. Photograph by Chris Huxley

Peak conditions: taking on the Caribbean’s mountain ranges

The Caribbean is a region of hills and mountains, not just beaches and bays. Maria Sebastian tackles the double challenge of St Lucia’s Pitons, and Janelle Chanona braves the rigours of Belize’s Victoria Peak. Plus vertical adventures in Cuba, Guyana, Dominica, and Trinidad.

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What lies beneath: geothermal energy in Dominica

Dominica, the Antilles’ youngest island, is shaped by awesome volcanic forces beneath its surface — the key to an ambitious and sometimes controversia.

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Word of mouth (September/October 2013)

Discover a new crop of Jamaican artists, experience J’Ouvert Brooklyn style, and jam to Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival.

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