Corals, molluscs, and tiny organisms (foraminifera), pulverised against the waves and brought in by the tides, give Barbuda’s beautiful Pink Sand Beach its distinctive hue. Photo by BlueOrange Studio/

Issue 183 (July/August 2024)

The latest issue of Caribbean Beat (#183) is all new for July/August 2024! Inside, get hyped for the Paris Olympics, with a look back at the Caribbean’s “golden moments”, and a look ahead at our 2024 Olympic medal hopefuls. Meet Grammy-winning Nicholas Brancker (perhaps best known as the man behind the “Bajan invasion”); Know Your Caribbean founder Fiona Compton of St Lucia; Jamaican actor/musician Hector Donald Lewis; and Lemme Pemberton, Nevis’ turtle conservation hero. Discover the impact William Penn Sr had on Jamaica and the Caribbean, and about what’s really happening with all the Sahara dust — including how Barbados became a hub of atmospheric research. Explore unforgettable events, experiences, and destinations across the region, including Caribbean Airlines’ latest ports of call — Puerto Rico and Guadeloupe! Catch up on regional books, film, and music … and so much more. Pick up a copy on your next Caribbean Airlines flight, via print or digital subscriptions, or read here online!

The Hurricane Book: A Lyric History

Book buzz | Reviews (Jul/Aug 2024)

This month’s reading picks from the Caribbean, with reviews by Shivanee Ramlochan of The Ferguson Report: An Erasure by Nicole Sealey; Naniki by Oonya Kempadoo; Black Light Void: Dark Visions of the Caribbean edited by Marsha Pearce; and The Hurricane Book: A Lyrical History by Claudia Acevedo-Quiñones

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