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.

Looking south over Esperance Bay from Comerette Point. Photograph by Danielle Devaux

St Lucia’s Wild Coast

St Lucia’s rugged Atlantic coast is less travelled by visitors, writes Katherine Atkinson, but its dramatic scenery is worth the effort to get there.

Darren Sammy. Photograph courtesy the West Indies Cricket Board

Darren Sammy: “I only know one way to live”

Darren Sammy, captain of the West Indies cricket team and first St Lucian to play international cricket, on the importance of teamwork .

Datebook (May/June 2000)

Here's news of the main events in May and June.

Davina Lee. Photograph by Clayton Rhule

First coming: Davina Lee’s debut film

Katherine Atkinson finds out how debut filmmaker Davina Lee’s artistic vision was shaped by growing up in a creative household in St Lucia.

Cameras roll. Photograph courtesy Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival

Word of Mouth

Dispatches from our correspondents around the Caribbean and further afield.

Vladimir Lucien. Photograph courtesy Nikita Lucien

The questioner: Vladimir Lucien

Shivanee Ramlochan meets the young St Lucian poet Vladimir Lucien.

Homecoming

Homecoming

Edward Baugh on The Prodigal, by Derek Walcott .

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.

Derek Walcott. Photograph by Abigail Hadeed

Derek Walcott: making poetry from nothing

As the St Lucian Nobel laureate turns 80, Brendan de Caires reflects on the meaning of Derek Walcott’s life and work .