Festivals and Events

Culture, Festivals and Events, Grenada

Carnival in Grenada

The Dimanche Gras calypso contest the previous evening had kept us out late, and we were sleeping soundly in the cool, pre-dawn darkness...

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Culture, Festivals and Events, Lifestyle

Caribbean Christmas

Grotesque masks, jigging Jonkonnu dancers and acrobats, ghost stories, Spanish music and pepperpot these seem far away from carols,...

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Culture, Festivals and Events, Barbados

Barbados Crop Over

Crop Over, Barbados’s biggest festival, begins in early July and climaxes with the Grand Kadooment costume-band road march on the first...

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Culture, Reviews, Travel, Festivals and Events, Trinidad and Tobago

Jammin’ in Jamaica

I had a rahtid good time, as Jamaicans would say. It may have been the free Red Stripe beer but even now, sober, I have only good (if...

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Culture, Festivals and Events, Sports

Caribbean Football: Who the Cup Fits

For a small country, a national sports team is a potent symbol, a repository of civic dreams and aspirations. If that team happens to be a...

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Culture, Festivals and Events, Lifestyle, United Kingdom

Notting Hill Carnival: Coming from the Cold

August Bank Holiday, the last Monday in August, marks the end of the summer holiday season, and for most of Britain is the time for the...

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Culture, Festivals and Events, Barbados

Harvest of Fun: Barbados Crop Over

A carefree colony of revellers prances down the road, sandwiched between the fiery midday sun and scorching tar. As the spangled mass...

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Culture, Festivals and Events, Sports, US Virgin Islands

Taking on the America’s Cup

Out of a late-night drinking session in the island of St Thomas came a most challenging proposition. Shooting the breeze during the annual...

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