Christian Campbell. Photograph courtesy Christian Campbell

Christian Campbell: dreaming again

Bahamian poet Christian Campbell demands his place.

Junkanoo costumes are traditionally made from strips of crêpe paper and cardboard, nowadays ornamented with rhinestones, glitter, and feathers. Photograph courtesy the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

Junkanoo rush

In the early twentieth century, Bahamas Junkanoo — or John Canoe — was considered a danger to polite society.

Abaco’s equine heroes

One woman’s quest to protect the wild horses of Abaco.

Toffee experiment & more

Anu Lakhan embarks on the Great Experiment: to recreate, or at least approximate, the perfect toffee, plus more.

Common Thread: Caribbean Fashion

Common Thread: Caribbean Fashion

Spiritually as well as geographically, the territories of the Caribbean are thousands of miles away from haute couture centres like Paris, Milan, or New York. But despite the absence of glitzy showcases for their work, talented, ambitious local fashion designers create garments chic enough to deserve a place on international catwalks, yet decidedly adapted to the everyday rhythms of island life. Photographer Sean Drakes captures 11 designers from Trinidad, Jamaica, and the Bahamas on their home ground, and discovers that a passion or style and hunger for success links them all.

All Business

A collection of Caribbean business websites for anyone searching for commercial contacts within the region.


Bookshelf (May/June 2002)

New and recent books about the Caribbean.

The Bahamas File

Deby Nash tells how to live it up in the Bahamas.

Illustration by Christopher Cozier

Making Money in the Sun

Tony Thorndike looks at a vibrant Caribbean industry - offshore banking and finance.