Science

Culture, Technology

K2K mas in the metaverse…and beyond | Plugin

Trinidad’s K2K has been innovating with their mas designs since debuting their award-winning medium Carnival band in 2012. Now they’ve moved into the NFT and metaverse landscape. Karen and Kathy Norman, the twin designers and investment bankers behind K2K, talk about what this means for mas — as told to Caroline Taylor

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Environment, Festivals and Events, Trinidad and Tobago

Towards more sustainable festivals | Green

With their ephemeral nature and reliance on a great number of “single use” materials, Erline Andrews looks at how Caribbean diaspora festivals can become more environmentally sustainable — and at some of the organisations leading the way

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Environment, Science

Caribbean nations sound the alarm on climate change | Green

Erline Andrews explains why Caribbean leaders are taking a much tougher stance at COP27 and beyond

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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, Literature, People, Science, United States

Chanda Prescod-Weinstein: Griot of the universe | Snapshot

With a trailblazing Barbadian mother and CLR James for a step-grandfather, award-winning author and scientist Chanda Prescod-Weinstein shares with Erline Andrews how her Caribbean roots have shaped her success

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Homepage Slider, Immerse, Community, Environment, Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad & Tobago’s turtles: the old girls & the sea | Inspire

Community-based organisations have made Trinidad & Tobago the most important leatherback nesting site in the hemisphere. Caroline Taylor shares how, and why you must see these beautiful creatures up close

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Embark, Environment, United States, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago

Turtle-watching in the Caribbean | Eco buzz

Learn about the best places to see leatherbacks, hawksbills, greens, olive ridleys, and loggerheads across the region — and some of the dedicated community organisations working hard to save them

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Arrive, Homepage Slider, Environment, Guyana

Guyana’s sacred passage | Offtrack

Annette Arjoon-Martins takes us into Guyana’s Barima Mora Passage — part of the Amazon ecoregion, home to unspoilt mangrove, an array of endangered species, and thriving Indigenous culture — and shares why she and her team are working so hard to protect it

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