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Datebook | Caribbean Events Calendar (September/October 2017)

Issue 147 (September/October 2017) | 0 comments
Events around the Caribbean in September and October, from Diwali in Guyana to the World Creole Music Festival in Dominica

June Soomer: a voice for all | Backstory

Issue 147 (September/October 2017) | 0 comments
As head of the Association of Caribbean States, appointed in 2016, St Lucian June Soomer keeps regional integration high on the agenda. She tells Shelly-Ann Inniss how her career as historian and diplomat prepared her for this trailblazing new role

Aloe vera: the thorny balm

Issue 145 (May/June 2017) | 0 comments
The spiky Aloe vera plant is a favourite of Caribbean gardens, its bitter gel used as a moisturiser, stomach remedy, and ingredient in healthy tonics. You might imagine you could build a whole industry around this handy plant — and Aruba has done just that. Shelly-Ann Inniss visits the island’s biggest aloe farm, and learns how this wonder of the kitchen and medicine cabinet is an economic wonder, too

Datebook | Caribbean Events Calendar (May/June 2017)

Issue 145 (May/June 2017) | 0 comments
Events around the Caribbean in May and June, from the Timehri Film Festival in Guyana to Dominica’s Hike Fest

Electric Avenues

Issue 143 (January/February 2017) | 0 comments
As the world grows more environment- and energy-conscious, electric cars seem like the transport of the future. And most Caribbean countries offer ideal conditions for their adoption, writes Shelly-Ann Inniss

Caribbean Datebook (September/October 2016)

Issue 141 (September/October 2016) | 0 comments
Events around the Caribbean in September and October, from Indigenous Heritage Month in Guyana to Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival

Wide Sargassum sea

Issue 135 (September/October 2015) | 2 comments
As coastlines across the Caribbean are inundated by masses of floating Sargassum weed, some entrepreneurs are trying to put the seaweed to good use. Shelly-Ann Inniss investigates