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History, People, Science, Barbados

Alain Bombard: the voluntary castaway | On this day

Seventy years ago, Alain Bombard journeyed from the Canaries to the Caribbean in a 15-foot dinghy to prove that man could survive on water, fish, and plankton alone. James Ferguson tells the tale

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Immerse, History, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago

Royal dissent | On this day

Like Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica celebrates its 60th anniversary of independence in August and, as James Ferguson reports, is among the countries in the region likely soon to become a republic

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Immerse, History, People, Sports, Barbados

Everton Weekes (1925–2020) | Icon

Owen Arthur on the Barbadian cricket legend, third of “the Three Ws”

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Engage, History, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

An island for a princess | On this day

Sixty years ago, the newlywed Princess Margaret, sister to the queen of England, arrived in Mustique on her honeymoon. It was the start of a relationship between the tiny Grenadine island and international celebrity, writes James Ferguson — and a twist in the complicated and often unhappy life of the princess

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Be fruitful and multiply | On this day

March brings the 180th birthday of the man who singlehandedly created the Caribbean banana industry. James Ferguson looks back at the life and times of Lorenzo Dow Baker, Yankee entrepreneur

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Engage, Festivals and Events, History

Easter in the islands | Did you even know

Our trivia column tests your knowledge of Caribbean Easter traditions. See how many of our questions you can answer correctly

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Immerse, Festivals and Events, History, Trinidad and Tobago

Kambule: on morning ground | Snapshot

Early each Carnival Friday morning, before dawn breaks, crowds assemble at Piccadilly Greens in east Port of Spain for a re-enactment of a key event in the history of Trinidad — and of Carnival itself. Attillah Springer gives an intimate account of Kambule, when the spirits of the ancestors are invoked in a ritual of memory, story, song, and resistance

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