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Nutmeg: spice of the season | Parting Shot

Grenada’s famous nutmeg brings seasonal flavour.

Illustration by Rohan Mitchell

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.

Street mural in Miami’s Wynwood neighbourhood, home to galleries and design studios. © iStock.com/Brians101

On Florida’s “Art Coast” | Destination

South Florida: famous for its beaches, its nightlife, its shopping and entertainment. But the stretch of golden coast between Miami and Fort Lauderdale should also be famous for its fabulous art scene and world-class museums, says Samantha Rojas.

Photo by Joel Hinkson

Woodbrook, Trinidad | Neighbourhood

Once a residential suburb, the west Port of Spain neighbourhood is now a hub for nightlife and culture — including Carnival.

North Wall, Grand Cayman. Photo by Ethan Daniels/Shutterstock.com

Go deep: six of the Caribbean’s best dive sites | Round Trip

From coral reefs teeming with aquatic life to dramatic shipwrecks, from underwater canyons to sinkholes and caves, the warm waters of the Caribbean can boast some of the world’s most thrilling sites for scuba diving — like the six memorable locations in the following pages.

Hadriana in All My Dreams

Bookshelf (September/October 2017) | Book Reviews

This month’s reading picks in our books column.

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A cave with a view | Parting Shot

Puerto Rico’s Cueva Ventana offers visitors a stunning natural view of the Arecibo valley.

Pan Roots Culture

Playlist (September/October 2017) | Music Reviews

This month’s listening picks.

Illustration by Rohan Mitchell

The Lüders affair | On this day

One hundred and twenty years ago, a minor dispute in Port-au-Prince escalated into an international incident, with the German navy threatening to bombard the city. James Ferguson remembers this episode in the long history of foreign powers meddling in Haiti’s affairs.

Ameiva atrata is a ground lizard endemic to Redonda. Photo courtesy Jenny Daltry/Fauna and Flora International

Redonda rescue — saving its native species | Green

Tiny Redonda, with its steep and barren cliffs, is home to colonies of seabirds, rare lizards found nowhere else — and, until recently, hordes of invasive goats and rats. But a new restoration project aims to return Redonda to its original inhabitants. Erline Andrews learns more.