French Caribbean

Travel, Sint Maarten, St. Martin

St Maarten’s SXM | Prepare for landing

There’s nothing like the anticipation of preparing to land in your favourite destinations

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History, People, Haiti

For the ancestors | On this day

Some 100 years after becoming the world’s first free Black republic, Haiti remained without a national anthem. James Ferguson looks at the creation of “La Dessalinienne”

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History, Haiti

The king of the republic | On this day

James Ferguson looks at the fascinating story of Sans Souci Palace — the pride of Haiti’s (short-lived) King Henry Christophe, inaugurated 210 years ago at the peak of his colourful, tragic reign

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Arrive, Film and Television, People, French Guiana

Audrey & Maxime Jean-Baptiste: when images speak | Backstory

For sibling filmmakers Audrey and Maxime Jean-Baptiste, their family history in French Guiana and historic image archives were equally important sources for their latest film project. Jonathan Ali learns more

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Embark, Music, Reviews, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago

Playlist (May/June 2021) | Music reviews

This month’s listening picks from the Caribbean — featuring new music by Anthony Joseph; Delgres; various artists on Project Spotlight; and Annicia Banks

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Embark, Literature, Reviews, Guadeloupe, Haiti, United States

Bookshelf (Mar/Apr 2021) | Book reviews

This month’s reading picks from the Caribbean, with reviews of Inheritance: The Story of a West Indian Family by Ian McDonald; of colour by Katherine Agyemaa Agard; My Mother’s House by Francesca Momplaisir; and The Wondrous and Tragic Life of Ivan and Ivana by Maryse Condé

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Arrive, Leisure, Travel, Cuba, Curacao, St. Martin, Suriname, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, The Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago

The good life | Round trip

Even in hard times — and 2020 brought more than its fair share — the Caribbean is one of the sweetest places on earth, thanks to beautiful landscapes, vibrant culture, and warm, generous people

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Embark, Film and Television, People, Haiti

Q&A with Esery Mondesir | Screenshots

Haitian filmmaker Esery Mondesir discusses his documentary triptych exploring the lives of his compatriots in the diaspora

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