Jardines de la Reina, Cuba. Photo by Jannik D. Pedersen

Secret islands: the “undiscovered” Caribbean

There are seven thousand islands in the Caribbean, and though none of them is truly “undiscovered,” some come pretty close.

Beautifully maintained classic cars, a common sight on the streets of Havana. Photo by ToskanaINC/Shutterstock.com

The Cuba strategy

Cuba is already the Caribbean’s second biggest tourism destination, by visitor numbers. As the US government relaxes its decades-old restrictions on travel to Cuba, what happens to tourism in the rest of the region? How are other islands preparing? Erline Andrews finds out.

Laura Guzmàn and Israel Càdenas met at film school in Cuba. Images courtesy Laura Guzmàn and Israel Càdenas

No money, no love

Laura Guzmán and Israel Cárdenas, partners in life and in filmmaking, tell intimate stories with a lyrical touch. Their latest film, exploring sex tourism in the Dominican Republic, is a step towards something even more ambitious, writes Jonathan Ali.

Illustration by Wendy Nanan

Cricket 101: What on earth are they talking about?

Can you tell a fine leg from a silly mid-off? Maybe BC Pires can help. Or maybe not.

Upbeat (May/June 2001)

Upbeat (May/June 2001)

New music from the Caribbean.

Caribbean genocide

Caribbean genocide

James Ferguson on A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies by Bartolomé de Las Casas.

Illustration by Marlon Griffith

Missing Ravi Coltrane

Simon Lee comes to terms with New York.

Bookshelf (March/April 2002)

Bookshelf (March/April 2002)

New books from and about the Caribbean.

Trinidad and Tobago's exhibit at Chelsea, 1987. Photograph courtesy Trinidad and Tobago Horticultural Society

Flower Power

The Caribbean has done well at the annual Chelsea Flower Show in London — and is reaping the rewards. Geraldine Flower reports.

John Wayne (second from right) and his wife (seated, right) at a reception in 1951 at Roodal's Palace with Timothy Roodal (standing between chairs), Mrs Roodal (seated), family and friends. Photograph courtesy Adrian Camp-Campins

The cinema glory days are coming back

Now that cinema-goers have become tired of staying at home and watching cable and video, they are returning to the cinema. Mark Wilson reports.