Teamdwp Studios By Dwayne Watkins

Carnival is mine

There’s no single, definitive version of Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival — rather, there are as many versions as there are people who love the annual festival. For some, Carnival is mas. For others, it’s music. Some wait all year for J’Ouvert, others adore Panorama. There are thousands of different Carnival stories: here are just a few.

Photo by Jermaine Cruikshank, courtesy Machel Montano

Word of mouth (November/December 2016)

The Gimistory festival tells tales around Cayman, Caribbean writers headline at the Miami Book Fair, soca star Machel Montano makes his big-screen debut — and paranging till it hurts in Trinidad.

Enjoying the spectacle at the Barbados 50th Anniversary of Independence launch parade. Photo by Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc

Datebook | Caribbean Event Calendar (November/December 2016)

Events around the Caribbean in November and December, from the Bahamas International Film Festival to a celebration of ballet in Cuba.

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Junkanoo: the rush is on

Feel Nassau’s Junkanoo rush.

Photo by Mark Lyndersay

Caribbean Datebook (September/October 2016)

Events around the Caribbean in September and October, from Indigenous Heritage Month in Guyana to Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival.

The Moment Is Captured

Caribbean Datebook (July/August 2016)

Events around the Caribbean in July and August, from a diving festival in Dominica to Carnival in St Lucia.

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Word of mouth (July/August 2016)

Barbados Crop Over and the Leeds West Indian Carnival are two stars of the August festival season.

Photo courtesy St Lucia Tourist Board

Word of mouth (May/June 2016)

St Lucia Jazz — celebrating twenty-five years — brings artists and audiences close, and Jamaica’s Calabash Literary Festival inspires real ardour.

Photo by Michael Lam

Caribbean Datebook (May/June 2016)

Events around the Caribbean in May and June, from a new music festival in Cuba to a seafood celebration in Belize.

Photo courtesy Gerrard Wilson Photography

Caribbean Datebook (March/April 2016)

Your guide to Caribbean events in March and April, from St Patrick’s Day in Montserrat to jazz in Tobago.