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Caribbean Beat Magazine

Caribbean at the Crossroads

Where does the Caribbean stand in a world of rapid change? How should it relate to the new North American free trade area and the single European single market? Is there a danger of marginalisation? Peter B. Johnson — Executive Director of Caribbean/Latin American Action in Washington — asseses the dangers to the region of NAFTA and EFTA, and charts an urgent course for the future
Illustrations by Christopher Cozier

Why Caribbean Bananas are the best

Organically-grown bananas are in the and among health-conscious Britons, who fear the long-term effects of pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals on their and and their children's health. The Windward Islands of Dominica, St Lucia, St Vincent and Grenada are now increasing their output of organically-grown produce, proving once again why they are the best in their fields. Mark Wilson investigates
Harvesting bananas in St Lucia. Photograph by Chris Huxley