Our speculation from earlier this summer has been confirmed: Anthony Bourdain will give Jamaica the “Parts Unknown” treatment in an episode this season on the very popular “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown” on CNN.
“Taking Flight” sculpture by Bahamian artist Dede Brown installed at Lynden Pindling International Airport, Bahamas: “The national bird of The Bahamas, Phoenicopterus ruber, commonly known as the West Indian Flamingo, is a unique and singular bird, with its brilliant pink feathers and its long and delicate neck and legs.” Continue reading
Leading up to this weekend’s ultimate Caribbean cultural extravaganza known as the Notting Hill Carnival in the U.K., the BBC has run a series of short video stories showcasing various aspects of the “largest festival celebration of its kind in Europe”. Episode three of Notting Hill Carnival focuses on food and explores why West Indian/Caribbean cuisine isn’t more popular after the two-day festivities end.
The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 ended slavery in the British Empire on August 1, 1834. Emancipation Day is widely observed in the British West Indies during the first week of August.
Caribbean adult beverages get a fair share of attention, and rightly so. Rum is uniquely, historically, Caribbean and a variety of quality beers are brewed across the region. However, the little cousins of these grown up spirits often get short shrift, despite the fact that they are likely enjoyed more frequently with our favourite meals.
The weather in Nassau, Bahamas has been a little erratic lately – searing heat, followed by rolling thunder, and flashes of heavy downpour. It’s summer, after all. While we are thankful for the rain and its renewal, we do look forward to more crystal clear beach days this Summer.
As locals we often take our every day surroundings for granted. We read, see and hear visitors rave about our beaches, culture and people, but most days we only give them passing notice.
A seagull takes flight as the sun rises over Fort Montagu, Nassau. The start of another beautiful weekend in the Caribbean.