In this issue:

Why Caribbean Bananas are the best

Organically-grown bananas are in the and among health-conscious Britons, who fear the long-term effects of pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals on their and and their children's health. The Windward Islands of Dominica, St Lucia, St Vincent and Grenada are now increasing their output of organically-grown produce, proving once again why they are the best in their fields. Mark Wilson investigates
Harvesting bananas in St Lucia. Photograph by Chris Huxley

Barbados by night

Photographer Sean Drakes enveloped himself in the magic of Barbados's nightlife and brought back these images especially for Caribbean Beat readers. As you can see, there's no end to the activities, especially at night, in beautiful Barbados
The Plantation Dinner Show features leggy dancers in feathers, a flame thrower, and moko jumbies who depict Caribbean life and carnivals