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What's it Like to be an Artist in Cuba?

Bibbi Abruzzini | Posted 11.17.2015 | Arts
Bibbi Abruzzini

Bogotà. One of its sunny Sundays, car-free, carefree day. Perfect conditions to absorb the energy of this dynamic city. Filling my eyes with the colo...

You Won't Want to Bring Your Kids to These 12 Destinations

Oyster | Posted 11.16.2015 | Travel

Whether you're looking to have a romantic getaway with your significant other, or simply cut travel expenses (and annoyances? maybe we're going too far...), there are plenty of destinations best suited for couples.

Why This Caribbean Archipelago Might Be The World's Best Retirement Spot

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 11.12.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

When it comes to the purchase of real estate, this region of Panama -- the archipelago known as Bocas del Toro -- is the riskiest. Much (though not all) of the land is held not with freehold title but with rights of possession (ROP).

Thanksgiving Travel: 8 Amazing Things to Do and Places to Go

Viator | Posted 11.11.2015 | Travel

Consider going big -- take your family and friends with you, or make a break for it with a private getaway -- and skip the Black Friday shopping this year in exchange for experiences with far greater returns.

On Being Queer in the Caribbean

NY Times | James Nichols | Posted 11.03.2015 | Gay Voices

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — “LISTEN. Dead people never stop talking.” So begins Marlon James’s novel “A Brief History of Seven K...

The Most Underrated Caribbean Destinations

Thrillist | Posted 11.03.2015 | Travel

By: Matt Meltzer Credit: Matt Meltzer/Thrillist You feel that? Yeah, that's the first bone-chilling cold of winter sneaking up on you, and unl...

Miami Carnival Review 2015

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 11.02.2015 | Miami
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

It's been over two weeks since Miami Carnival and I am still reliving it in my mind. It was one of my best carnivals to date, and I hesitate to say it was better than Trinidad, but it was almost on par

A Black Gay Man's Journey to Self Acceptance

Nhojj | Posted 11.02.2015 | Gay Voices

I am a gay man. I proclaim it for all who couldn't proclaim it. I proclaim it for all who can't yet proclaim it. I proclaim it because it is part of who I am, and like being a man and being black, it is something to celebrate and be proud of.

Diversity In Picture Books

Melanie Hope Greenberg | Posted 10.29.2015 | Books
Melanie Hope Greenberg

Picture book crafting challenges me to depict life in its simplest forms. At the same time the craft is multi-dimensional. I've always enjoyed paintings which tell several stories captured in a single frame.

De-Risking Is De-linking Small States from Global Finance

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 10.22.2015 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Small states, like the Caribbean countries, have been negatively affected by recent "de-risking" policies implemented by international banks, with particularly damaging consequences on correspondent banking relationships.

Most Amazing Family-Friendly Pools in the Caribbean

MiniTime | Posted 10.21.2015 | Travel

Coquí Water Park at El Conquistador Resort (Courtesy El Conquistador) When choosing which resort you will spend your precious family vacation time ...

Retail Chatter #10

June Haynes | Posted 10.21.2015 | Business
June Haynes

The common thread for a retailer, hotelier or restaurant is great service and experience; therefore, in the Caribbean, the challenge is keeping the core values consistent with its international counterparts.


Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 10.21.2015 | Black Voices
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

I don't remember life without her, she came into being on the 20th month of my life and has been a constant participant in my life since. Sometimes a constant nuisance, other times a constant supporter and defender of her big sister, but always a constant.

A Park and a King: The 2 Jewels of Cahuita, Costa Rica

Bob Schulman | Posted 10.20.2015 | Travel
Bob Schulman

On the way back to San Jose, I asked our tour bus driver if he'd heard of Ferguson. That's when I learned he's famous. He's known around Costa Rica as "the Calypso King," on par down there with Harry Belafonte.

Gender Equality: How Film Is Contributing to the Next Level of Conversation

Lauren DeLisa | Posted 10.23.2015 | Women
Lauren DeLisa

One of the most prominent conversations in culture today is that of gender equality. The entertainment industry, specifically film, seems to be leadin...

Think Small for Inclusive Growth

Arancha González | Posted 10.15.2015 | Impact
Arancha González

Macro-level problems cannot be fixed overnight. Quicker wins may be achievable at the local and sector levels, particularly through the public agencies and industry associations that play a critical role in helping SMEs connect to international trade and investment.

Different Points of View on Nicki Minaj's Trini Representation.

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 10.14.2015 | Black Voices
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

So, apparently I touched a nerve with the Nicki Minaj article, and many Trinis did not agree with my sentiments. For the sake of fairness, here are some other points of views

The Other Virgin Island

Kerri Allen | Posted 10.12.2015 | Travel
Kerri Allen

It's something of a partisan issue. The British Virgin Islands pride themselves on not having "sold out" like the U.S. Virgin Islands. They like to ...

How To Get To One Of the Emptiest Beaches In The Caribbean

Spot | Posted 10.09.2015 | Travel

Like a Nike swoosh of sand, Mudjin Harbour tails out onto Dragon Cay, a rocky outcropping somewhere between boulder and islet. On the bluff above sit five cabins and three small villas belonging to a laid-back resort, one of just a few accommodations on this island of 275 residents.

The 15 Best Adults-Only Resorts in the Caribbean

Oyster | Posted 10.08.2015 | Travel

There are times when getting away with the kids is great, and times when getting away from them sounds even better. For those latter moments, here are this year's 15 best adult-only resorts in the Caribbean.

On the Island of Nevis, the True Flavors of the Caribbean

John Mariani | Posted 10.08.2015 | Travel
John Mariani

In addition to many restaurants offering a diversity of European or American cuisines, most of the villas and guesthouses strive to serve food of the islands -- as often as possible on a sun-bleached beach.

How To Retire In This Welcoming Caribbean Paradise

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 10.08.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Two years ago, Jim and Kathy Suits retired to Belize. Kathy wanted to be living someplace warmer than Tacoma, Washington, where the couple had been living. Jim wanted to be someplace where the government wasn't interfering with his day-to-day life. So Jim and Kathy made a country short list.

Caribbean Reparations

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 10.07.2015 | Black Voices
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

The Prime Minister of Jamaica: The honorable Portia Simpson-Miller. A woman with the strength, gumption and assertiveness to ask for the reparations the Caribbean deserves. YES! Thoughts?

Revel Nation Mas

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 10.06.2015 | Miami
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

Miami Carnival is fast approaching and the excitement is building for what promises to be a great experience for those of us that miss and crave that home carnival feeling

Cayman Islands: Will They Pave Paradise?

Georgienne Bradley | Posted 10.01.2015 | Green
Georgienne Bradley

Many islanders believe that the plan to install concrete piers for easy cruise ship guest access is short sighted and the loss of corals will actually hurt not only the marine ecosystem, but also an important part of island income, tourism.