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Go Tell It on the Mountain, Part 4 - Brazil, Venezuela and the Caribbean: Mountain-Combing on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 02.12.2017 | Home
Mike Arkus

The fourth blog on mountains and volcanoes I've met around the world - not necessarily the most famous or tallest, just beautiful mountain scenery eve...

Tobago, Island of a Myriad Glorious Bays: Trotting round Trinidad and Tobago on the Looney Front, Part 4

Mike Arkus | Posted 12.25.2016 | Home
Mike Arkus

New Zealand may have its Bay of Islands, 144 of them within a 100-square-mile natural harbour, but tiny Tobago seems to have almost as many bays withi...

Tobago, Nirvana for Naturalists: Trotting round Trinidad and Tobago on the Looney Front, Part 3

Mike Arkus | Posted 12.18.2016 | Home
Mike Arkus

So perhaps there were two revolutions in 1776, the better known declaration of independence by Britain's North American colonies on July 4 - and almos...

The 11 Cheapest Caribbean Destinations to Visit in Winter 2017, Ranked

Oyster | Posted 12.06.2016 | Home

Every winter, when you get blasted with blistering, freezing winds, you may start fantasizing about a beach getaway. If you are already thinking to yo...

The Magnificent Rain Forests of Trinidad's Northern Mountains: Trotting round Trinidad and Tobago on the Looney Front, Part 1

Mike Arkus | Posted 12.04.2016 | Home
Mike Arkus

When you think of Trinidad, chances are your mind will conjure up steelpan bands, those wonderfully infectious combos who over the past 70 years have ...

It Is A Big Deal, And It Happened to Me

Indrani Goradia | Posted 12.02.2016 | Home
Indrani Goradia

The unusual topic of conversation seems to follow me. At business meetings, dinner parties, and coffee dates, people keep talking to me about their childhood abuse.

We Reveling (A Revel Nation Carnival Review)

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 10.25.2016 | Miami
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

Photo from It is not an exaggeration to say that Revel Nation Carnival saved Miami Carnival for me. Actually, to...

Lessons And Stuff

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 10.20.2016 | Home
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

I believe I am supposed to learn to juggle the jobs I need to have with love for my passion and become adept at balancing both for a good quality of life. I just haven't mastered the balancing yet. I hope I do soon.

#TalkToOtavianoCanuto n.2 -- Canuto And Veronica Ramcharan

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 10.20.2016 | Home
Otaviano Canuto

This is the second of a series of conversations with brilliant young professionals that I have met. Veronica Ramcharan works at the Central Bank of T...

Miami Carnival 2016 Soon Come.

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 09.29.2016 | Miami
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

Miami Carnival will soon be upon us and although I am not as excited as last year due to my work commitments I must admit as it approaches I am indeed getting a little excited.

10 Experts Weigh In On Caribbean Businesses Love-Hate Relationship with Social Media Marketing

Katyan Roach | Posted 06.24.2016 | Home
Katyan Roach

Running a successful business is not without its fair share of challenges. Staffing, competition in the market and economic uncertainties, are only a few of the trials the average business owner will encounter.

Why Destra Garcia Is Dominating Social Media And Music While Staying True To The Caribbean

N. Kimron Corion | Posted 06.22.2016 | Home
N. Kimron Corion

I spent 5 years in Mexico, and one of my fondest memories was the occasional "Fiesta Caribeña" my friends and I organized. We mainly planned and exec...

Caribbean Delite: A Trini Restaurant

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 06.21.2016 | Home
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

I have been living in America for 20 years, and since I have been in this glorious country, Caribbean Delite has been the place I go to if I want food from home: Trini food. Anything from roti, aloo pie, doubles, bake and shark, pepper sauce, and all the Trini sodas (soft drinks) are there and waiting for your pleasure.

Religious Defense of Child Marriage in Trinidad and Tobago Ignites Firestorm

Jessica Joesph | Posted 05.23.2016 | Home
Jessica Joesph

Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) is ablaze with anger and a sleeping giant has awoken. The Inter Religious Organization (IRO) voted 17 to 24 in favor of keeping an old colonial law allowing child marriage of girls as young as 12 years old.

Nate Dee Art

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 05.13.2016 | Home
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

I heard about Nate Dee from a friend, who insisted I check out his art. I am a lover of art, albeit an amateur in this new found love, but I can cert...

I Thought I Wanted to Date But.

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 05.09.2016 | Home
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

Life is so funny, isn't it? I finally feel good about myself, and I don't mean just about my physical self. I feel good mentally, in a good headspace...


Toni Thorne | Posted 05.09.2016 | Home
Toni Thorne

GOAT AND CRAB RACING Many non- Tobagonians find the notion of goats and crabs racing to be quite hilarious. However, this is an annual tradition. The ...

Friday Food Trucks Invasion Miami

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 05.02.2016 | Miami
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

I had been meaning to check out the Friday Food Truck show at the Progressive headquarters on Old Cutler in Miami for a while now, but I was always working and never got a chance to. It's the first Friday of every month and this first Friday in April, I was off from work, and I was in full attendance with only child. She actually wanted to go, can you believe it?

Batman vs Superman

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 04.28.2016 | Home
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

I know I am late. I waited forever to go see the Batman vs Superman movie.

Good Vibes Transfers

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 04.28.2016 | Home
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

My point is good vibes transfer. My mood affected my daughter's mood and hopefully her mood in turn affected someone else and so on, and the world is a better place and all that jazz.

Soca and Steel Pan to the World

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 04.18.2016 | Home
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

I make no bones about it, I don't try to hide it; in fact, I am obnoxious about it: I love soca music and steel pan, and I want the world to love it t...

No Skills = No Jobs: Building the Skillsets of Unemployed Youth in the Caribbean

FOMIN | Posted 03.18.2016 | Home

In Latin America and the Caribbean, youth unemployment hovers around 13%--similar to the global average. This regional average is far less than the 25% in Central Europe and the Baltics, or the 30% in the Middle East and North Africa, the most affected region.

Murder at Trinidad Carnival.

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 02.17.2017 | Home
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

To the tourists visiting with ill preconceived notions, please know that there are several layers to any culture, and there is always an underbelly that is not seen but can be sinister, even deadly.

Party Done.

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 02.17.2017 | Home
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

Trinidad carnival is over.

The power of behavioral science for emerging economies: MIT explores Cuba and Trinidad & Tobago

Renée Richardson Gosline | Posted 02.09.2017 | Home
Renée Richardson Gosline

Both social scientists and policy makers have long puzzled over a basic question: Why do humans so often refuse to act in their own best interests? Th...