Datebook | Caribbean Events Calendar (November/December 2017) Photo by Wikipedant at Wikimedia Commons
On Florida’s “Art Coast” | Destination Street mural in Miami’s Wynwood neighbourhood, home to galleries and design studios. © iStock.com/Brians101
Woodbrook, Trinidad | Neighbourhood Photo by Joel Hinkson
Go deep: six of the Caribbean’s best dive sites | Round Trip North Wall, Grand Cayman. Photo by Ethan Daniels/Shutterstock.com
Arrive The Mahaica River is home to dozens of Guyana’s bird species. Photo by Pete Oxford

Mahaica Dawn | Offtrack

Southeast of Georgetown, the lower Mahaica River runs through rice paddies and vegetable fields, but the intact native vegetation along its banks is a refuge for numerous birds and other wildlife. Janette Bulkan and John Palmer head out on an early-morning boat trip, encountering dozens of Guyana’s colourful bird species.
Embark Illustration by Shalini Seereeram

Total local | Cookup

Christmas means feasting, and traditionally many of the Caribbean’s seasonal delicacies — from roast turkey to black cake — use imported ingredients. But could you create a Christmas lunch or dinner using only locally grown food? Franka Philip takes up the challenge.
Immerse 1. Transfinite Passage (1990, oil on board), by Trinidadian artist Patrick Warsing Chu Foon. Courtesy Central Bank of Trinidad And Tobago Collection and The Chinese American Museum

Tracing Circles and Circuits | Panorama

A new exhibition spread across two museums in Los Angeles uses artworks and archival materials to show how different generations of Chinese Caribbean artists deal with issues of migration, diaspora, and cultural identity. Curator Alexandra Chang explains.
Engage Genevieve Jodhan. Photo courtesy Angostura

Genevieve Jodhan: a legacy of change | The Deal

When Genevieve Jodhan was named CEO of Angostura, T&T’s 193-year-old rum distillers, it was a decisive change for an industry still dominated by male executives. But, as Cate Young finds out, her understanding of the Angostura legacy is what makes Jodhan exactly the right woman for the job.

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Pasito a pasito: Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi | Backstory

The Caribbean musical hit of 2017? That’s “Despacito”, the steamy song by Puerto Ricans Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, which has been breaking records all year. Nazma Muller investigates its runaway success, and explains why “Despacito” has roused controversy for more than its lyrics.

The games are afoot | Snapshot

Video games aren’t just for teenagers to have fun — globally, they’re a highly lucrative business, requiring state-of-the-art technical know-how, creative flair, and significant investment. Mark Lyndersay meets the minds behind Couple Six and Coded-Arts, video game developers in Barbados and T&T, whose agenda includes creating games that reflect the culture of their home islands.

Screenshots (November/December 2017) | Film Reviews

This month’s film-watching picks.

Playlist (November/December 2017) | Music Reviews

This month’s listening picks.

Bookshelf (November/December 2017) | Book Reviews

This month’s reading picks in our books column.

After the storm | Perspective

In the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, here’s how you can help the islands most badly affected.

Word of mouth (November/December 2017)

Why Jean-Michael Basquiat is a posthumous art star, how the Sunset Festival in Trinidad is changing Caribbean dance music, and where to end 2017 with a truly big bang: Paramaribo.

Nutmeg: spice of the season | Parting Shot

Grenada’s famous nutmeg brings seasonal flavour.

Defenders of the faith | On this day

Exactly a century ago, anti-African prejudice prompted Trinidad and Tobago’s colonial legislature to ban the indigenous Spiritual Baptist religion. But, as James Ferguson explains, the draconian law never dissuaded the Baptist faithful.

Bookshelf (September/October 2017) | Book Reviews

This month’s reading picks in our books column.