La Soufrière caldera, St Vincent. Photo by Jonathan Palmer/Mustique Airways

Caribbean volcanoes: fire down below

Shaped by subterranean forces, the islands of the Lesser Antilles are an arc of volcanoes — some extinct, some dormant, some still active. And among their dramatic forested peaks, crater lakes, and hot springs, amateur vulcanologists (and ordinary tourists) can find ample evidence of our planet’s restless energy.

Thirty-three frogs bred in captivity were released in Montserrat’s Soufrière Hills. Photograph courtesy the Mountain Chicken Recovery Project

Dominica’s great frog rescue

When a deadly fungus threatened to wipe out the Mountain Chicken in Dominica, researchers came up with a daring rescue plan.

Cycling vacation in Curaçao. Photograph courtesy Curaçao Amstel Race

Happenings (November/December 2011)

A round-up of current and coming events on the Caribbean calendar.

Not just another manic Monday. Photograph by Mark Lyndersay

Happenings – March/April 2011

A round-up of current and coming events on the Caribbean calendar.

Traditional sun-drying of cocoa beans in Trinidad & Tobago. Photograph courtesy vpatrickbarrett@gmail.com

Happenings – November/December 2010

A round-up of current and coming events on the Caribbean calendar.

One of Robert Young’s creations from his design label, The Cloth, at Guyana Fashion Week. Photograph courtesy Guyana Fashion Week/Donn Thompson

Happenings (November/December 2010)

A round-up of current and coming events on the Caribbean calendar.

Alison Hinds and Richie Spice performing in 2009 at Cohobblopot, part of the Crop Over celebrations. Photograph courtesy The National Cultural Foundation Of Barbados

Happenings (July/August 2010)

A round-up of current and coming events on the Caribbean calendar.

Jamaican Tyrone Thompson, better known as Papa San, is one of the headline acts at Barbados Gospelfest. Photograph courtesy Gospelfest (Barbados) Inc

Happenings (May/June 2010)

A round-up of current events on the Caribbean calendar.

Jazz on the gallery at Holders House. Photograph courtesy Corrie Scott

Happenings (March/April 2010)

A round-up of current events on the Caribbean calendar.

A masquerader `making a joyful sound and jumping up in the air`. Photograph by Andre Alexander

Happenings (January/February 2010)

A round-up of current events on the Caribbean calendar.