Photograph by Harol Baez

Stand apart: Kristy Collado

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

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Unravelling the Great Dictator, Rafael Trujillo

In The Feast of the Goat, Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa takes on Rafael Trujillo, one of the Caribbean’s most notorious dictators. James Ferguson explains why this novel, published in 2000, has already become a classic.

Costumed pirates in the Landing Pageant, on an authentic sailing ship, 'invade' a Cayman Islands harbour. Photograph courtesy Pirates Week Office/Miguel Escalante

Happenings (November/December 2008)

A brief look at the events that will have the Caribbean buzzing in November and December .

November 1938: A Berlin synagogue burning on the night of Kristallnacht. Photograph by Paul Popper/Popperfoto/Getty Images

Rescued by racism

When Germany’s Jews decided to flee the Nazi onslaught in November 1938, they found refuge in the Dominican Republic....

One of Robert Young’s creations from his design label, The Cloth, at Guyana Fashion Week. Photograph courtesy Guyana Fashion Week/Donn Thompson

Happenings (November/December 2010)

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

Cap Cana--Juanillo Beach. Photograph courtesy Cap Cana, Dominican Republic

Tourism drive in the Dominican Republic

David Pye offers a sneak preview of the new luxury resorts of the Dominican Republic .

Pulse`s Kimanee McDonald in Zadd. Photograph courtesy Pulse

Happenings (May/June 2009)

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

Not just another manic Monday. Photograph by Mark Lyndersay

Happenings – March/April 2011

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

The late queen of salsa, Celia Cruz. Photograph courtesy Mary Kent

The Latin Music Hotlist

The Hispanic Caribbean boasts a dizzying diverse musical scene, with sounds ranging from son to jibaro, bomba to salsa, cumbia to reggaeton....

Jamaica`s Cockpit Country is home to globally-important biodiversity but could be devastated by bauxite mining. Photograph courtesy Birdlife International/Susan Koenig

Caribbean birds: on a wing and a prayer

Bird life in the Caribbean seems to be flourishing, but some species are threatened. James Fuller goes birdwatching in search of them.

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