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Looking over Port-au-Prince from L’Observatoire du Boutilliers. Photograph by Danielle Dreis

The other side of Haiti

In the aftermath of Haiti’s January 2010 earthquake, reconstruction is still a work in progress. Even so, writes Shannon J. Effinger, the country’s rich culture makes Haiti a life-changing destination for the right kind of traveller.

Silver long-leaf-cell earrings and bangle. Photography by Michele Jorsling

Clean lines: Trinidadian jewellery designer Janice Derrick

Trinidadian designer Janice Derrick creates elegant jewellery with clean lines.

For centuries, the vast plaza known as the Zócalo has been the heart of Mexico City. Photograph by Papa Bravo/shutterstock.com

Finding the centre in Mexico City

Nicholas Laughlin arrives in Mexico City, and realises his whole notion of geography is wrong. The Aztecs thought this was the centre of the universe — maybe they were right.

Take twenty: cricket, that is

Take twenty: cricket, that is

Garry Steckles previews the 2014 Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 cricket tournament, which starts sports lovers’ pulses racing in July.

Andromeda Gardens, Bathsheba, Barbados. Photograph by John Webster

Earthy delights

The Caribbean’s public gardens are places to enjoy the pleasures of nature — and centres for research and conservation as well.

Caribbean Bookshelf (July/August 2014)

Caribbean Bookshelf (July/August 2014)

This month’s fiction and poetry reading picks.

A-dZiko Simba Gegele, winner of the 2014 Burt Award. Photograph by Marlon James

Ready, set, read

In the quest to encourage reading habits in the Caribbean, books aimed at young adults have been in short supply. As Erline Andrews finds out, the new Burt Award for Caribbean Literature aims to change that.

Caribbean Playlist (July/August 2014)

Caribbean Playlist (July/August 2014)

New releases to get you in the groove.

Sharks and other large predatory fish are vital to the marine ecosystem. Photograph by frantisekhojdysz/shutterstock.com

Save our sharks

Bake and shark is an essential Trinidadian delicacy, but the appetites of seafood lovers take a heavy toll on marine ecosystems. Nazma Muller investigates. Plus a handy guide to sustainable Caribbean seafood.

West Indies Beer Company founder Mark Heath. Photograph courtesy True Blue Boutique Resort

Beer essentials: what’s brewing at Grenada’s West Indies Beer Company

As the international craft beer trend spreads to the Caribbean, the popular ales made by Grenada’s fledgling West Indies Beer Company are brewing up a quiet storm. David Katz finds out more.