Courtesy Jan Barwick

Time to thaw out in the sun

Coming events around the islands.

Upbeat (March/April 2002)

Upbeat (March/April 2002)

New music from the Caribbean.

Discover the French Caribbean

The Caribbean on the web.

New music from the Caribbean

New music from the Caribbean

A roundup of new tunes in the Caribbean.

Illustration by Christopher Cozier

More financial expertise for the Caribbean

Mark Wilson on a new organisation which aims to help regional governments source financial expertise when they need it.

Illustration by Jason Jarvis

Eggzactly

Sonja Dumas on a previously unheard-of dimension to the humble poached egg.

Caribbean artists. Photos by Jeffrey Chock/ courtesy Carifesta V.

Carifesta: A Grand Family Reunion

This summer in Trinidad and Tobago the Caribbean stages its arts festival, Carifesta, for only the fifth time in two decades. Judy Raymond reports.

Stella Jean: culture chameleon

Stella Jean: culture chameleon

Haitian-Italian designer Stella Jean draws on her mixed heritage.

Market day

Market day

Across the Caribbean, the freshest produce, best bargains, and often the friendliest advice can still be found at traditional markets. Here are six worth exploring, ranging from Dominica to Curaçao to French Guiana.

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.