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.

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.

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Tintamarre: Unlikely Island

Tiny Tintamarre is the haunt of beach-loving daytrippers. But, there's more to the little island off the coast of St Martin.

Castro Perez cleans one of Aruba`s reefs. Photograph courtesy Aruba Reef Care Project/Castro Perez

Happenings (July/August 2009)

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

Illustration by Christopher Cozier

À la recherche: Monsieur Toussaint by Edouard Glissant

In his play Monsieur Toussaint, Edouard Glissant poignantly captures the complex character and historical dilemma of Haiti’s revolutionary hero.

Gregory Gill of Barbados watches his partner Elwyn Oxley spike as Philippe Pignol of Guadeloupe attempts to block in the final. Photograph courtesy Leisure Entertainment

Happenings (September/October 2009)

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

Illustration by James Hackett

Boy days: Patrick Chamoiseau

Is Patrick Chamoiseau’s Childhood a “minor” work? Maybe, says James Ferguson.

Sir George Martin, Beatles producer, in front of the Montserrat Cultural Centre, site of the Alliouagana Festival of the Word. Photograph courtesy Ishwar Persad

Happenings (November/December 2009)

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

Joseph Zobel. Photograph by Gamma, Camera Press London

Joseph Zobel: voice of Martinique

James Ferguson remembers the late Joseph Zobel, a man whose writings tracked Martinique’s progress from its poverty-stricken past to modern prosperity.

A masquerader `making a joyful sound and jumping up in the air`. Photograph by Andre Alexander

Happenings (January/February 2010)

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

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