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.

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.

Stella Jean: culture chameleon

Stella Jean: culture chameleon

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

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.

Bookshelf (July/August 2000)

Bookshelf (July/August 2000)

New and recent books about the Caribbean.