Photograph courtesy Aruba Reusable Bag

The garbage problem: the Caribbean tackles recycling

Disposing of garbage is a growing concern for small islands with limited space for landfills. Aruba is tackling it head-on with an ambitious recycling programme, Nazma Muller explains — are other Caribbean countries following suit?.

Two newly arrived residents at the Animals Alive sanctuary. Photograph by Edison Boodoosingh

Kathryn Cleghorn and Animals Alive: dogs’ best friend

For Kathryn Cleghorn, Animals Alive — possibly the largest no-kill dog shelter in the Caribbean — is a genuine labour of love. Erline Andrews learns more.

The protected forest of Tobago’s Main Ridge is one of the Caribbean’s natural treasures. Photograph by Chris Anderson

Tobago: green as an island

Tobago may be best known for its breathtaking beaches, but the island’s natural beauty doesn’t end there. Helen Shair-Singh explores the attractions of forests, wetlands, and reefs, and explains how visitors can help preserve them for the future.

Calypsonian Alexander D Great. Photograph courtesy NALIS

The Queen’s kaiso

Calypso came to Britain in 1948, on board the Windrush — and found a home in multicultural London. Joshua Surtees discovers what makes the UK version of the artform distinctive, and meets some of the kaisonians who keep it alive.

Chef Jeremy Tilokee's Joe-San (steak roll) includes beef, asparagus, and avocado. Photography courtesy Samurai

Jeremy Tilokee: raw passion

How are Caribbean sushi chefs reinventing the Japanese delicacy using local ingredients? Franka Philip asks Trinidadian chef Jeremy Tilokee.

Photograph courtesy Georgia Popplewell

Georgia Popplewell: “I need to live to one hundred”

Travel tips from Trinidadian Georgia Popplewell, managing editor of Global Voices Online.

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Eastern elegance: Dhisha Moorjani’s House of Jaipur

Dhisha Moorjani of House of Jaipur combines Indian craftsmanship with Caribbean style.

Photograph courtesy the Anthony N. Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence programme

Patrick Hosein: the quiet innovator

If you’ve ever used a smartphone, you’ve probably benefitted from the research of Trinidadian engineer Patrick Hosein. Raymond Ramcharitar finds out how.

Panoramic view of Las Cuevas Bay. Photograph courtesy TDC

Show me your blue flag

Only three Caribbean countries so far have beaches certified by Blue Flag, an international programme for assessing the health of coastal waters. Nazma Muller investigates why this matters to sea-bathers and the tourism sector alike.

Photograph courtesy Camille Wardrop Alleyne

Another giant leap: Camille Wardrop-Alleyne

When a three-year-old Camille Wardrop Alleyne watched the 1969 Moon landing on TV, she couldn’t have imagined she’d one day be part of the exploration of outer space. As a NASA scientist, she now helps run the International Space Station. And her second passion, as Erline Andrews discovers, is the campaign to get more young people — especially girls — into the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.