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.

Circa No Future No. 8 (2014). Photography by Nadia Huggins

Nadia Huggins: after the leap

Through her photographs of young boys playing in and around the sea, Vincentian Nadia Huggins captures moments of daring and transformation, and explores “the present moment.” Melanie Archer introduces a portfolio of images.

Adonal in action. Photograph by Sam Forencich/ NBA Photos

Adonal Foyle: in the big league

From the small island of Canouan in the Grenadines, Adonal Foyle makes it into the NBA. Georgia Popplewell traces his journey.

Courtesy Jan Barwick

Time to thaw out in the sun

Coming events around the islands.

Chaguaramas is the largest yacht service centre in the Caribbean. Photograph courtesy CrewsInn

Chaguaramas: Welcome to Yatch City

In less than a decade, Chaguaramas has become the largest yacht service centre in the Caribbean. Jeremy Taylor explains why.

Politricks and power

Politricks and power

James Ferguson on Ruler in Hiroona: A West Indian Novel by G. C. H. Thomas.

The cliffs of Baliceaux. Photograph by Christopher Taylor

Baliceaux: no place like home

The tiny island of Baliceaux in the Grenadines is uninhabited today. But over two centuries ago, it was a place of temporary exile for St Vincent’s Black Caribs. Christopher Taylor goes in search of that tragic past.

Preview of Made by Soka’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection. Photograph by Jonne Johnson

On the edge: Karen De Freitas

Vincentian designer Karen De Freitas combines a dancehall vibe with big-city style.

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.

Skinny Fabulous. Photograph by Jaryd Niles-Morris 540i, www.540itt.com

Skinny Fabulous: “You have to pay attention to your hook”

Gamal “Skinny Fabulous” Doyle, five-time St Vincent soca monarch, on the importance of a catchy song, the short lifespan of a hit, and what makes Vincy mas unique — as told to Tracy Assing.