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.

Looking over Port-au-Prince from L’Observatoire du Boutilliers. Photograph by Danielle Dreis

The other side of Haiti

In the aftermath of Haiti’s January 2010 earthquake, reconstruction is still a work in progress. Even so, writes Shannon J. Effinger, the country’s rich culture makes Haiti a life-changing destination for the right kind of traveller.

Castillo San Felipe del Morro. Photograph by  Colin D. Young/Shutterstock.com

Back and fort

The Caribbean’s history of wars and colonisation has left an extraordinary legacy of military architecture, some of it nearly five centuries old. Recognised today as historic sites, these forts and naval bases are a reminder of the often bloody past that shaped our present.

Illustration by Rohan Mitchell

The shot at the mercy gate

Juan Pablo Duarte’s progressive vision for the Dominican Republic sparked the February 1844 insurrection. But, as James Ferguson recounts, it was quickly thwarted by the forces of history.

closeup124

From island to end zone: Caribbean athletes in the NFL

Unknown to most sports fans at home, Caribbean athletes have exuberantly infiltrated the NFL. Here are four of the top stars.

onthisday124

Henri Christophe’s palace of dreams in Sans Souci

Two hundred years ago, Haiti’s self-proclaimed king Henri Christophe completed his grand palace of Sans Souci. It was a sumptuous symbol of power.

partingshot123

Spice of life

The spices of life in Marigot market.

riddem122

Emeline Michel: Queen of songs

Garry Steckles, at long last, discovers the Haitian music star Emeline Michel.

inspire121

Changing the story: The Jacmel Ciné Institute

The Jacmel Ciné Institute offers free training to budding Haitian filmmakers — with even more ambitious plans afoot.

datebook120

Caribbean Datebook (March/April 2013)

Events around the Caribbean in March and April .

Top