Caribbean

Authenticity and Responsibility - Tiny Tobago Shows Tourists The Real Caribbean

Justin Francis | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Justin Francis

White sand and turquoise sea. Check. Tropical sunshine. Check. Rum. Check. On the face of it you could be forgiven for thinking that Tobago is just another Caribbean hideaway, a beach break for lovers of sun, sea and sand.

Rum at the Top

Judith Baker | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Baker

After years as the drink of choice for grisly old fishermen, sailors and pirates, rum is replacing vodka as the spirit of the times.

National Sovereignty Vs Human Rights?

Robin Guittard | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK
Robin Guittard

Amnesty International calls on the Dominican government to reaffirm its commitment to the Inter-American Human Rights System, recognize the decisions of the Inter-American Court and make a commitment to implement its recent ruling in full and without delay.

Looking for a Leader in the Caribbean

Robin Guittard | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK
Robin Guittard

Every year, Trinidad and Tobago becomes a paradise holiday retreat for thousands of people around the world. But in the twin island state, many women and men are living in hell as they continue to be discriminated against for who they are, and who they love.

Summer Is Over, Let's All Move To This Private Caribbean Island

South West News Service | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK

This paradise island is set to become home to a super-rich Robinson Crusoe after it was put up for a cool sale for £36million. Water Cay, in the T...

Why Everyone Is Talking About... Dominican Republic

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With an average annual temperature of 25 degrees, stunning beaches and great nightlife, it's tricky to work out why you wouldn’t want to go on holid...

Why Everyone Is Talking About... St Kitts

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A little known jewel in the crown of the Caribbean, this stunning island is the perfect place to take a break from the modern world. Sure it's got...

9 Caribbean Hotels With Amazing Views

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If there's one thing that's utterly special about a Caribbean island hotel room, it's the view. Nothing quite beats walking into your suite and re...

Families Divided in the Dominican Republic

Robin Guittard | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK
Robin Guittard

The Dominican Republic's nationality rules are a tangle of check-boxes and criteria, but for one family the impact of new legislation could not be more stark. By a fluke of bureaucracy, two out of three children might be awarded citizenship and all its benefits, but the third could remain lost in the limbo of statelessness...

Kicking Back on the Island of St Kitts

Zahra Razavi | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

Experience the thrill of zip-lining through gorgeous, untouched rainforest terrain on the hidden away Wingfield Estate. Lush vegetation, beautiful flowers, mango trees and mischievous moneys await in this lively, tropical paradise.

Cuba: A Journey Through Time

Katarina Zimmer | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Katarina Zimmer

It enchants with its complete genuineness, as you can tell by the extreme friendliness of the locals. Spend the day getting lost in the old town's colonial alleys, to stumble across a live rumba dance. At night follow the habaneros to the cooling sea spray of the Malecòn, the city's eight-kilometer long sea-drive.

Aruba Uncovered

Black Tomato | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

As with any Caribbean destination, it would be silly not to start with the beaches. Oh, the beaches. There's plenty in Aruba, and all of them are lucky enough to be lapped by sparkling blue waters.

Fertiliser, Foot-And-Mouth & The Formation Of Hurricanes: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Sahara Dust

Huffington Post UK u | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK

It sounds impossibly exotic but Sahara Dust entered our consciousness and airspace this week – via a fine dusting of sand on the nation’s vehicles...

Incredible But True: Sahara Dust Can Bring Not Just Haze But Also Disease

Terry Ally | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK
Terry Ally

Huge clouds of Saharan dust arriving in the UK may not only make the place hazy or smoggy but it could also bring upper respiratory tract infections such as asthma, runny noses, itchy eyes, and breathing difficulties. It is not the actual dust that impacts the health of humans but the bacterial and fungal spores which travel with dust clouds...

Brit's Body Found Floating By Burning Yacht

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK

A British sailor has been found dead on a burned-out life raft after his yacht was destroyed by fire in the Caribbean. The body of the man, named i...

Caribbean Holidays: Destinations of Which Dreams and Desktop Wallpapers Are Made

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

Soft white sand, crystal-clear water, perfect weather... it's not hard to see why every year millions of visitors flock to the islands of the Caribbean. It ticks all the boxes of a perfect tropical holiday. Here is the scoop on just some of the beautiful destinations of which dreams and desktop wallpapers are made.

The BodyHoliday, St Lucia

The Spa Spy | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

So there I was, 40-something years old, chanting, humming, and heartily exhaling - hypnotised by the Caribbean sea - learning to breathe (correctly). And I really can't remember the last time I felt so energised...

Cruising the Caribbean

Zahra Razavi | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

Three weeks before Christmas, I board a plane to Barbados to escape the worst floods and storms Britain has seen in years. What awaits is the Caribb...

Two Held After British Man Killed In Caribbean

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

At least two people are being held by police in the Caribbean after a Briton was killed while defending his wife on a dream holiday. Police in St L...

Students Who Ran Away From Boarding School To The Caribbean 'Found'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Two students who escaped from their boarding school in the middle of the night and ran away to the Caribbean together are said to have been found by l...

How to Rent a Private Island

Mark Hodson | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hodson

By their nature, private islands tend to be discreet. You only hear about them when they hit the news: when a pregnant Duchess of Cambridge is photographed in a bikini on a beach in Mustique, or when Kate Winslet helps rescue Sir Richard Branson's mother from a fire-ravaged Necker Island.

Five Caribbean Islands for Celeb-Spotting

Nina Koo-Seen-Lin | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Nina Koo-Seen-Lin

Like the rest of us, celebrities sometimes need to get away from the humdrum of normal working life. The Caribbean is a hot spot for celeb-spotting. There are so many stars shining on the beach they can out-rival the number of twinkly lights in the sky on an overcast night.

We Need to Tackle Mental Health Stigma in African and Caribbean Communities

Sue Baker | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sue Baker

Mental health problems are extremely common across society, with one in four of us experiencing them in any year. Despite being so common, people from all communities will still experience discriminatory attitudes and behaviours that can prevent people from speaking out.

Eight European Beaches That Rival the Best of the Caribbean

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

Europe is home to some beaches that rival those found in the Caribbean. Instead of trotting across the globe to find your little slice of heaven, why not visit one of Europe's most beautiful beaches?

Cartagena - The Jewel of Colombia

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Akeela Bhattay

It's a nightmare to get to, but Cartagena, Colombia's walled city is a must visit destination if you are in the country.