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.

Photograph by Bill Mortley

Caribbean Datebook (May/June 2014)

Your guide to Caribbean events in May and June — from Vincy Mas to a comic book convention in Puerto Rico.

Datebook (July/August 2000)

Here's news on the main events in July and August.

Photograph courtesy William Barrow

Float away: five ways to enjoy being out on the water in the Caribbean

In the Caribbean region, our lives our shaped by proximity to water. Here are five delightfully different ways to enjoy being out on the water.

Vincentian artist and ARC magazine editor Holly Bynoe. Photograph courtesy Holly Bynoe

Holly Bynoe: “I depend on the kindness of strangers”

Travel tips from Vincentian artist and ARC magazine editor Holly Bynoe.

Datebook (May/June 2000)

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

Photograph by Orlando Romain

Petite Martinique: as wide as a smile

Residents of tiny Petite Martinique in the Grenadine chain are like one big extended family, says Antonia MacDonald.

The Eruption of the Soufriere Mountains in the Island of St Vincent, April 30, 1812  Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 – 1851). Photograph by University of Liverpool Art Gallery & Collections, UK/ The Bridgeman Art Library

Soufriere: Beautiful…but Deadly

James Ferguson on how a Caribbean volcano inspired a master of European art .