Market day

Market day

Across the Caribbean, the freshest produce, best bargains, and often the friendliest advice can still be found at traditional markets. Here are six worth exploring, ranging from Dominica to Curaçao to French Guiana.

Red Thread’s Karen De Souza. Photograph courtesy the Anthony N Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence

Karen de Souza and (Red) Threads that bind

The Guyanese advocacy group Red Thread began in 1986 to help women at a time of economic problems. Thirty years later, the collective is a major force in the region advocating for the rights of women and young people. Lisa Allen-Agostini talks to co-founder Karen de Souza and learns about the power of grassroots activism.

Georgetown's Red House, now the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre. Photograph by Larry Luxner

Remembering Cheddi Jagan

Guyana has dedicated a museum to its first premier, Dr Cheddi Jagan. Larry Luxner reports.

George Lamming. Photograph by Ronnie Carrington

An afternoon with George Lamming

Simon Lee talks to legendary Caribbean writer George Lamming.

Illustration by Marlon Griffith

Oh what fun it is to ride on a Sikorsky S76A

The holiday season is here, bringing with it Soca Santas, Martiniquan carols, Hindu and Muslim festivals, music and film. Simon Lee on the season's offerings - and his mixed chance to be a flying Saint Nick.

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.

Photography courtesy Stabroek News

Mash up the place: Mashramani in Trinidad

Mashramani, Guyana’s version of Carnival, is a celebration of national independence and community spirit....

Dreya Webber, background, and Addie Yungmee, Foreground, are the two main actresses in The Gymnast. Photograph courtesy The Gymnast/Mike Carp

Love after love

Caroline Taylor previews a controversial film festival in Guyana, Painting the Spectrum: A Celebration of Love.

Petamber Persaud. Photograph by Dwayne Hackett

For books’ sake: Petamber Persaud

Guyanese literary activist Petamber Persaud puts his faith in the power of words.

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