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.

Photograph by Paul Crask

Word of mouth (May/June 2015)

Tropical beauty at Dominica’s annual flower show, and going the distance at the Rainbow Cup Triathlon.

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The transparency challenge

What the new Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative means for Trinidad and Tobago’s economy.

Ruins of the former leprosarium on Chacachacare. Photograph by William Barrow

Among the Dragon’s Mouths: Down the Islands, Trinidad

The tiny islands scattered off Trinidad’s north-west peninsula, separated by the sea channels called the Bocas del Dragon, are beautiful and sometimes eerie outposts of history. Gasparee, Monos, Chacachacare, and the others have long been known as holiday retreats, writes Sharon Millar, but their bays and hills also conceal a wealth of stories.

Photograph by Mark Nuzum

Trinidad’s Leatherbacks: a Place to Nest

Amanda Mitchell-Henry goes turtle-watching in Trinidad.

Author V. S. Naipaul at his home near Salisbury, England, on Thursday 11 October 2001 after it was announced that he had been awarded the 2001 Nobel Prize for Literature. The 69-year-old Trinidadian-born writer was awarded the Nobel for "having united perceptive narrative and incorruptible scrutiny in works that compel us to see the presence of suppressed histories" according to the Nobel Academy. Photograph by AP/Chris Ison

Guerrilla: V.S. Naipaul

V. S. Naipaul: born in Trinidad 1932, Nobel Prize for Literature 2001. A personal view of the man and his work by Jeremy Taylor.

Jazz time on Pigeon Island, St Lucia. Photograph by Chris Huxley

Island Beat (May/June 2001)

Coming events around the islands.

Depositing bottles at Carib Glassworks. Photograph by Mark Wilson

Not just any old trash: recycling in the Caribbean

Not only does recycling have a positive impact on the environment, it can become a profitable business venture. Mark Wilson looks at some Caribbean businesses seeking to do both.

Architecture's impression of Bacolet Stadium, Tobago. Photograph courtesy LOC 2001

Trinidad & Tobago stages the Under 17 Football Championships

Four new FIFA- standard facilities are under construction in Trinidad and Tobago in anticipation of this event come September. We look forward to seeing you.

June too soon!

June too soon!

Between June and November, storms and hurricanes are possible, Fortunately, weather disturbances are tracked from the moment they are born these days, giving everyone not only ample time to prepare, but also providing a wonderful opportunity to observe one of Nature's forces unleashed.