The parrotfish dilemma | Green

Among the most colourful marine species, parrotfish play a key role in keeping reefs and beaches healthy. They are also delicious, making fishing bans to protect them unpopular. Without these protections, learns Erline Andrews, they may be overfished into extinction

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Some like it sweet | Cookup

It used to be that sweet-toothed Caribbean people were satisfied with a good old-fashioned sponge cake. But, as Franka Philip explains, the profusion of delectable dessert images on Instagram in recent years has raised expectations, and more sophisticated tastes. Bakers and pastry chefs across the Caribbean are keeping up, with unexpected flavours and elaborate techniques

Illustration by Shalini Seereeram

Caribbean Christmas recipes

Christmas the Caribbean way As chill winds blow up here in the north, hastening the birth of Christ, everyone around me is happily browsing or buying gifts, looking forward to a white Christmas. I, on the other hand, am yearning for the land of my birth, and a true Caribbean Christmas. The scent of pines …

Served with or without ice, ponche á creme is a heady delight. Photograph courtesy Nestlé Trinidad and Tobago Ltd