Photograph by Gedwardsphotography.com

Caribbean Datebook (September/October 2014)

Events around the Caribbean (and further afield) in September and October — from music festivals to sports tournaments.

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.

Photograph by Bill Mortley

Caribbean Datebook (May/June 2014)

Your guide to Caribbean events in May and June — from Vincy Mas to a comic book convention in Puerto Rico.

Photograph by Salim October/Shutterstock.com

Caribbean Datebook (March/April 2014)

Events around the Caribbean in March and April.

Photograph courtesy William Barrow

Float away: five ways to enjoy being out on the water in the Caribbean

In the Caribbean region, our lives our shaped by proximity to water. Here are five delightfully different ways to enjoy being out on the water.

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From island to end zone: Caribbean athletes in the NFL

Unknown to most sports fans at home, Caribbean athletes have exuberantly infiltrated the NFL. Here are four of the top stars.

Loretta Collins. Photograph courtesy Bocas Lit Fest/Savant Media

Loretta Collins Klobah: “I want to write poetry that is alive”

Puerto Rican poet Loretta Collins Klobah on why poetry still matters — as told to Andre Bagoo.

Photograph by Fabi Fliervoet

Tintamarre: Unlikely Island

Tiny Tintamarre is the haunt of beach-loving daytrippers. But, there's more to the little island off the coast of St Martin.

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.

Illustration by Nikolai Noel

Ponce de León and the water of life

James Ferguson traces the life of the conquistador Ponce de León and the poetic justice with which he met his end.

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