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.
Descendants of Maroon peoples in the Caribbean diaspora have been working tirelessly to be recognised as Indigenous. Attillah Springer takes us inside this important work Source
Seventy years ago, Alain Bombard journeyed from the Canaries to the Caribbean in a 15-foot dinghy to prove that man could survive on water, fish, and plankton alone. James Ferguson tells the tale Source
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Essential info about what’s happening across the region in September and October! Source