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Patient or tourist? Medical tourism in the Caribbean

As Caribbean countries seek to diversify their tourism industries, medical tourism — aimed at people who travel for treatment — should be on the agenda. Erline Andrews investigates.

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.

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Put me in the picture

Do young Caribbean readers see themselves in their story- and schoolbooks? There’s long been a shortage of books published specifically for Caribbean children, but a new generation of writers is changing that. Kellie Magnus explains why this development is so important, and suggests where Caribbean parents can find the best literature for their youngsters.

Photograph courtesy the Barbados Pocket Guide / www.barbadospocketguide.com

Bim by bus

How Barbados’s public transport system makes it one of the easiest Caribbean islands to get around, for locals and tourists alike.

Sam Mendes with actress Jane Horrocks, star of the stage version (directed by him) and film version of Little Voices. Photograph courtesy Stephen Mendes

Island Beat (July/August 2000)

Keep in touch with the islands and people on the move.