Culture

We Put You On: The Coconut Craze

Words by Nneka Samuel When coconut water hit the U.S. market, it sent consumers into a frenzy over what was deemed the latest health fad. Years later, American...

A Slice of the Caribbean: Rum Cake

Words by Natalie Goode-Henry Nothing completes a holiday meal like black cake, fruit cake or what most Caribbean countries call the moist, fruit and nut mixed ...

View It: Best Caribbean Films of 2014

Words by Nneka Samuel The diversity and artistic contributions of Caribbean films have been celebrated in festivals and theaters worldwide. 2014 proved an espe...

Bulls, Clowns & Moko Jumbies: St. Kitts and Nevis Carnival

Words by Nneka Samuel Though Christmas is barely two weeks away, St. Kitts and Nevis has another celebration in store: Carnival. It’s the Caribbean’s only Carnival that combines the Christmas spirit with the nation’s vibrant culture and heritag...

My Caribbean: The Holiday Dish

Words by Natalie Goode-Henry When I married my best friend four years ago, I not only gained a new family, but a Caribbean culture to go along with it. My husb...

7 Worst Caribbean Accents in Film and TV

Words by Nneka Samuel Whoever invented the saying imitation is the sincerest form of flattery clearly never heard anyone butcher a Caribbean accent. Rife with “hey, mons”s, “irie”s and the ever-favorite “one love,” people the world over not onl...

Cosplaying in the Caribbean

Words by Natalie Goode-Henry Cosplay has reached the Caribbean. Yes, it may be the eve of Halloween, but playing dress up is nothing new for the islands of Jam...