Musician Andy Narell playing Trinidad and Tobago`s national instrument -- the steelpan. Photograph courtesy Andy Narell

Happenings (March/April 2009)

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

Breadfruit illustration by Nikolai Noel

Breadfruit: superfood of St Vincent

Often thought of as stodgy and dull, the humble breadfruit has an exciting history that’s part of one of the most famous seafaring stories.

Midtown Manhattan--West 42nd Street, near Times Square. Photograph by David Corio

Happenings (January/February 2009)

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

Santa on a Vincy sleigh dashing through the streets of Kingstown. Photograph courtesy the SVG Nine Mornings Committee

The nine days of Christmas

Forget the 12 days of Christmas: in St Vincent they celebrate for only nine—but they start from as early as 3am.

Eco buzz (July/August 2007)

Eco buzz (July/August 2007)

Discovering the Birds of Trinidad and Tobago and whale-watching up the islands.

Australian batsman Michael Clarke. Photograph by Robert Taylor

Who will triumph in the Caribbean in 2007?

As the world's top cricketers gather in the Caribbean for the ICC Cricket World Cup, James Fuller looks at the strengths and weaknesses of each team.

The cricket-lover’s instant guide to the Caribbean

The cricket-lover’s instant guide to the Caribbean

Sun, sea, sand, nutmeg fields and rainforests. Apart from thrilling cricket, what else can you expect as you follow the World Cup tournament.

Illustration by Marlon Griffith

Island hopper (January/February 2007)

What’s happening in the Caribbean in January and February.

Illustration by Jason Jarvis

Not just cricket

In 2007, the West Indies will host the ICC Cricket World Cup and the islands’ economies will be boosted.

West Indies captain Clive Lloyd lifts the trophy at the 1975 Cricket World Cup as Prince Philip watches. Photograph by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

A short history of World Cup Cricket

The 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup in the West Indies will be the ninth staging of this major sporting event.