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What to expect on your Caribbean vacation

Many dream of a vacation in the Caribbean. The tropical paradise, the uncrowded islands, and the silence are what draw people to the region. It is easy to understand why. Spending some time on a remote island with your feet in the sand sounds heavenly. There are, however, some assumptions that travellers make that are …

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André Alexis: the puzzle of “home” | Closeup

Born in Trinidad, brought up in Canada, writer André Alexis is a “Nowherian” — and that complicated identity, along with his passion for exploring big ideas, drives his philosophical and deeply literary novels. A recent string of awards has raised his international profile, but as Donna Yawching learns, it was no overnight success for one of the most original writers in both Caribbean and Canadian literature

Havana hello | Destination

Caribbean Airlines’ newest destination is one of the region’s — and the world’s — most iconic cities. From music to revolutionary history, baroque architecture to pastel-hued classic cars, from the Malecón to the bar where mojitos were (supposedly) invented — welcome to Havana, now serviced by two direct flights from Port of Spain each week