Culture, Environment, Lifestyle, Trinidad and Tobago

Going for the Birds

Until last December there were 431 recorded species of birds in Trinidad and Tobago, an extraordinary range for such small islands. Then,...

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Culture, Environment, People, Canada, Barbados

The Bellairs Research Institute: Finding the Answers

It is late at night. Savage waves pound the shoreline of Barbados’s rugged Atlantic coast. Emerging from the turbulence, a l80-pound...

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Culture, Environment, Arts, Lifestyle

Turtle Watching in the Caribbean: Out of the Deep

Merle Gunby watches as one of the earth’s oldest and strangest creatures – the Leatherback turtle – carries out her nesting...

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Culture, Environment, Travel, Lifestyle, Trinidad and Tobago

In Search of the Tufted Coquette in Trinidad & Tobago

More than 430 bird species have been recorded in Trinidad and Tobago, over 170 in the Arima Valley alone, site of the famous Asa Wright...

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Culture, Environment, People, Jamaica

A Very True Observer: Philip Henry Gosse

Life was not easy for Philip Henry Gosse in the early 1840s. He trained for a career as a naturalist, but it was a tough way to make a...

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Culture, Environment, Travel, Trinidad and Tobago

Little Tobago: Counting the Birds of Paradise

There may or may not be a portrait of Queen Victoria looking down on the chaps at Britain’s Scientific Exploration Society, but the fact...

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Culture, Environment, People, Trinidad and Tobago

Winston Nanan and the Caroni Swamp

When he was 11, Winston Nanan’s father pulled him out of school and sent him into the swamp.   It should have been an inauspicious...

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Culture, Environment, History, Montserrat

Montserrat: Mountains of Ash

It was difficult to grasp the fact that it was possible to walk across the verandah and through the shutters straight into a first-floor...

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