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.

Bookshelf (March/April 2002)

Bookshelf (March/April 2002)

New books from and about the Caribbean.

New music from the Caribbean

New music from the Caribbean

A roundup of new tunes in the Caribbean.

Photograph by Harol Baez

Stand apart: Kristy Collado

DR designer Kristy Collado crafts distinctive unisex jewellery for her Chejo line.

Basilica de la Virgenita, near Santo Domingo. Photograph by Wyatt Gallery

Walking With the Conquerors in the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic's capital is a modern Caribbean hot spot with all the noise and excitement of a big city, but a few steps away is the old colonial quarter, where some of the oldest buildings in the Americas still stand. James Ferguson reports on Santo Domingo, a city of startling contrasts.

Illustration by Rohan Mitchell

The shot at the mercy gate

Juan Pablo Duarte’s progressive vision for the Dominican Republic sparked the February 1844 insurrection. But, as James Ferguson recounts, it was quickly thwarted by the forces of history.

Pan de batata. Photograph by Clara Gonzalez

The taste of home: Christmas recipes from the Dominican Republic

In the Dominican Republic, Christmas is time for a feast. But how do you recreate the taste of home when you’re far away? Clara Gonzalez gets creative.

Tough Love: Drown by Junot Diaz

Tough Love: Drown by Junot Diaz

James Ferguson on Drown by Junot Diaz, the 1997 collection of short stories praised for its gritty, dispassionate look at the lives of immigrants from the Dominican Republic in the US.

Illustration by Darren Cheewah

Massacre River of blood

James Ferguson recalls the 1937 tragedy of the Massacre River, a bloody day in the histories of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Yohan Blake is the current 100m world champion and one person who could take Usain Bolt’s Olympic crown. Photograph by © The Gleaner Company Ltd 2011

The Caribbean at the 2012 Olympic games

Kwame Laurence looks at the Caribbean athletes heading for the London Olympic Games, identifies the ones to watch, and weighs their chances of success.