An artist's impression of the  INMARSAT satellite launched by Ariane

French Guiana’s Ariane Reaches for the Stars

Once the home of the notorious Devil's Island prison colony, French Guiana is now the nerve centre of the modern business..

Illustration by James Hackett

ESCAPE TO DEVIL’S ISLAND

Call it a taste for adventure, call it a masochistic whim — Simon Lee takes off for the island known as “hell in paradise”.

Stephen Derek in the 1990s . Photograph by Mark Lyndersay

Stephen Derek: the globetrotter

Stephen Derek: An apprentice of the great George Bailey, Derek has taken Trinidad Carnival around the world.

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