Like monuments to fallen empires, the ruins scattered throughout Sint Eustatius’ capital and sole town, Oranjestad, are whispers of a forgotten age, when rum, gold and slaves moved around the world with great alacrity. Sint Eustatius’ naturally deep harbor was the doorway to the New World, and during its golden era there were over 25,000 inhabitants representing a diverse spread of cultures and religions. Today, all that’s left of this time are the stone skeletons of several imposing forts, mansions, a synagogue and a church.
Annette Arjoon-Martins takes us into Guyana’s Barima Mora Passage — part of the Amazon ecoregion, home to unspoilt mangrove, an array of endangered species, and thriving Indigenous culture — and shares why she and her team are working so hard to protect it Source
The Soleil Short Film Saturday series and Third Horizon Film Festival partner up to bring you some of the best shorts from the Caribbean diaspora Source
Learn about the best places to see leatherbacks, hawksbills, greens, olive ridleys, and loggerheads across the region — and some of the community organisations working to save them Source
Essential info about what’s happening across the region to help you make the most of May and June! Source