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West Indies

See the Grenadines by Sailboat

Chandi Wyant | Posted 03.25.2016 | Travel
Chandi Wyant

The sailing course "Those are Cumulonimbus clouds. A squall is coming. In a second the wind can go to 30 knots." Captain Alessandro says with a tad b...

The Challenges With Regime Change in the Caribbean

Dwayne Wong (Omowale) | Posted 01.11.2016 | World
Dwayne Wong (Omowale)

In May 2015, Guyana elected a new government. This was the first government change in 23 years and only the second time in the nation's nearly 50 year...

Haiti and Sam Sharpe: The Self-Emancipation of Africans on the Plantation

Dwayne Wong (Omowale) | Posted 01.04.2016 | Black Voices
Dwayne Wong (Omowale)

This Holiday season marks the anniversary of two significant events in Caribbean and African Diaspora history; the revolt of Sam Sharpe in Jamaica whi...

The Indo-Caribbean Experience: Now and Then

Brown Girl Magazine | Posted 12.14.2015 | Women
Brown Girl Magazine

Trauma begins when your colonizers use your ancestral grandmother as a sex slave, and re-emerges generations later when the Indo-Caribbean standard of feminine beauty becomes characterized by how Indian a woman doesn't look. "She's so pretty -- she doesn't even look like a coolie girl."

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.

Beyond Parades and Green Beer: 5 Culture-Focused St. Patrick's Day Celebrations

Shermans Travel | Posted 05.11.2015 | Travel
Shermans Travel

Looking for a way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day that goes beyond a parade and green beer? These four Irish communities around the world draw on their Irish heritage to infuse some meaningful fun into their celebrations.

Discovering Dominica: Jungle of the Windies

Richard Powell | Posted 11.16.2013 | Travel
Richard Powell

I'd headed to Dominica for its annual DiveFest: the country's festival of all things scuba, held each July. As you might expect on such a secluded island, its terrestrial and marine wildlife thrives in relatively untouched jungles and along sparingly fished, quiet coastlines.

Where Are the West Indies?

Kelly van der Kwast | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kelly van der Kwast

The smaller islands have complained of being overlooked by Curacao, where the government was seated, while Curacao complained of being neglected by The Hague, the proverbial mother of the clan.