Bemner Suse of Guyana’s Wai-Wai community at his home in Konashen. Photo by Pete Oxford

Issue 153 (September/October 2018)

Illustration by Shalini Seereeram

Some like it sweet | Cookup

It used to be that sweet-toothed Caribbean people were satisfied with a good old-fashioned sponge cake. But, as Franka Philip explains, the profusion of delectable dessert images on Instagram in recent years has raised expectations, and more sophisticated tastes. Bakers and pastry chefs across the Caribbean are keeping up, with unexpected flavours and elaborate techniques

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The Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury with 1,027 passengers — more than eight hundred of them West Indian immigrants, considered UK citizens under the British Nationality Act. Contraband Collection/Alamy Stock Photo

Remembering Windrush

When the Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury in 1948, its West Indian passengers didn’t know their arrival would become a historical watershed. A new exhibition at the British Library explains how the Windrush generation changed Britain for good

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The Rupununi River is a wild playground at the heart of Guyana. Photo by Pete Oxford

Guyana by the score | Destination

Guyana, on an island scale, is vast: 83,000 square miles of Atlantic coast, mighty rivers, savannahs and forests stretching to the horizon. It can be overwhelming for a first-time visitor — so we’ll help you narrow it down. Here are twenty key places, events, and things that capture the true spirit of “the land of many waters”

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Havana’s classic cars are an icon of the city. Photo by Danm12/

Falling for Havana | Explore

Few cities in the world have such an aura of history and glamour as Havana. As Donna Yawching writes, the Cuban capital has its gritty side — right next to world-class architecture, amazing culture, and a spirit that has to be experienced to be understood

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Photo by Fiona Ayerst/

Jaws of life | Green

Pop culture has given sharks an undeservedly scary reputation. What’s truly frightening, reports Erline Andrews, is a sea without sharks, vital for a healthy marine ecosystem. And after decades of neglect, the countries of the Caribbean are finally waking up to the importance of shark conservation — for the environment, but also for their economies

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