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Nassau, The Bahamas | Layover

On a business trip to the capital of the Bahamas with a few hours to spare? Overnighting before you board your cruise ship? You can catch the essential flavour of Nassau even on a brief visit.

Chronixx (a.k.a. Jamar McNaughton) • Reggae artist • Jamaica, Born 1992. Photo by Nickii Kane

25 Caribbean achievers under 25

Caribbean Beat celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2017. But this isn’t only an opportunity to look back at our quarter century of publication: it’s also a moment to look ahead to the new generation of talented, determined Caribbean people who will shape the decades ahead. In this special feature, we introduce 25 remarkable young people aged 25 and under. Athletes and entrepreneurs, artists and scientists — they and their contemporaries are the future of our region.

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Junkanoo: the rush is on

Feel Nassau’s Junkanoo rush.

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Nassau, The Bahamas

Many visitors come to the Bahamian capital in search of the Caribbean’s “big three” attractions: sun, sea, and sand. There’s plenty of those on New Providence Island, but Nassau is also a creative hub, home to a vibrant arts and craft scene, amazing food — and, of course, the famous festival of Junkanoo.

Jardines de la Reina, Cuba. Photo by Jannik D. Pedersen

Secret islands: the “undiscovered” Caribbean

There are seven thousand islands in the Caribbean, and though none of them is truly “undiscovered,” some come pretty close.

Bahamian artist Lavar Munro. Photograph courtesy Lavar Munroe

The Anti-expected: Lavar Munroe

Selected for the prestigious 2015 Venice Biennale — the art world’s major international event — Bahamian Lavar Munroe creates mixed-media works that explore tricky ideas of “difference.” Nicole Smythe-Johnson finds out more.

Snorkelling over one of the 110 ocean holes around Andros. Photograph by Brian O'Keefe

Andros: deepest blue

Largest of the Bahamas islands, Andros is known to intrepid adventure travellers for its spectacular natural attractions. Here you’ll find the world’s highest concentration of mysterious blue holes, writes Noelle Nicolls, plus the breathtaking Tongue of the Ocean, an enormous barrier reef, and the placid flats of Great Bahama Bank.

Gold for The Bahamas at the 1999 World Track and Field Championships in Seville, Spain. Left to right: Sevatheda Fynes, Debbie Ferguson, Pauline Davis- Thompson and Chandra Sturrup. Photograph by Shaun Botterill/Allsport

Dreams of Sydney

Kwame Laurence previews the Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, and looks at what our Caribbean athletes hope to bring home.

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The popop spirit: Nassau’s Popopstudios International Centre for the Visual Arts

Founded by artist John Cox in 1999, Nassau’s Popopstudios International Centre for the Visual Arts has become an international art contender.

Nicolette Bethel. Photograph by Duke Wells

Nicolette Bethel: “In the theatre, you never know what’s gonna happen”

Bahamian playwright Nicolette Bethel, co-founder of the Shakespeare in Paradise theatre festival, on the unpredictable thrill of live performance.