Caribbean

Why You Should Plan a Romantic Getaway in St. Martin

AmongMen.com | Posted 08.27.2015 | Canada Travel
AmongMen.com

A quiet beach, plenty of cocktails and delectable food and just enough culture and activities for when you've had enough of laying on the beach with one another. That's pretty much the essentials for a beach getaway together, is it not?

9 Benefits of Travelling to a Tropical Destination in the Summer

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 07.18.2015 | Canada Travel
Kathy Buckworth

When we think about tropical all-inclusive holidays, it's often done with the filter of escaping from another one of Canada's harsh winters. While that will always be a popular time to hit the beaches down south, it will also always be one of the most expensive times to travel to warmer climates.

Dominican Republic and Haiti: Is it Time for an Island Reunification?

Rachel Décoste | Posted 06.18.2015 | Canada Politics
Rachel Décoste

The Haitian and Dominican republics share a porous border and a long, complicated and bloody history. The island's fissure divides it along colonial, linguistic, socioeconomic and cultural lines. In the era of globalization and international collaboration it's time to reexamine the Haitian-Dominican relationship.

Our Four-Day Adventure in Nassau, Bahamas

Miriam Porter | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Travel
Miriam Porter

Nassau Bahamas is one of those destinations you want to return to again and again. It's my third time visiting the island and the second time going with my son Noah, age nine. I carefully plan our itinerary to maximize our four-night stay -- one adventure per day! It's the perfect destination for an extended long weekend.

Castaway on Nicaragua's Corn Islands

Heather Magee | Posted 04.11.2015 | Canada Travel
Heather Magee

Situated just 70 kilometers east of Nicaragua's Caribbean coast, Big and Little Corn Islands have become a mandatory stop for travelers making their way across Central America. Deserted stretches of white sandy beaches, turquoise waters, lush jungle and abundant sea life make it almost irresistible to anyone passing through the region. And many people overstay. Some never leave.

Travelling South? Beware The Chikungunya Virus

Jason Tetro | Posted 03.13.2015 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

The illness is called Chikungunya (pronounced chick-uhn-guhn-ya) and is derived from the African Makonde language meaning "to become contorted" or "to walk bent over." As the name implies, the disease is manifested through the development of muscle and joint pains although this isn't the only symptom.

Why I'm Not At All Frightened of Sharks

Robert Osborne | Posted 03.11.2015 | Canada
Robert Osborne

Driven by the taste for shark fin soup, long line fisherman around the world are eliminating some 100 million sharks per year -- a reduction, in some cases of 90 per cent of the species. Sharks, being apex predators, breed very slowly. The inevitable result of all that fishing is a complete extinction of many shark species within the next ten years according to Sharkwater.com.

Visit Martinique - It's Magnifique!

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 02.08.2015 | Canada Travel
Kathy Buckworth

Martinique is to France, as Hawaii is to the U.S. This island "outpost" is a district of France, and its approximately 400,000 inhabitants live under French law. Proud to have been anointed the safest Caribbean island in recent years, the island has a distinctive French flair which is uniquely blended with the island culture.

Caribbean Queen: Mia Love's Success Secret

Rachel Décoste | Posted 01.06.2015 | Canada Politics
Rachel Décoste

By steadfastly refusing to square the circle of African-American expectations, Mia Love follows in the footsteps of Caribbean-Americans who came before her. With each successive generation of Caribbean immigrants bestowed upon the American people, voices are raised, improbable plateaus are reached.

30 Caribbean Foods We Can't Stop Drooling Over

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.03.2015 | Canada Living

Toronto celebrates the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival (or Caribana, as the rest of us like to say), on Saturday, Aug. 2, with city-wide festivities...

Hot destinations and top Canadian travel trends for 2014

Cheapflights | Posted 03.01.2014 | Canada Travel
Cheapflights

As we wrap up another eventful year in travel, Cheapflights.ca takes a sneak peek at what's ahead for 2014. Of course, since past is prologue, much o...

To Truly Prevent HIV, We Need to Let Go of Stigma and Discrimination

Dara Gordon | Posted 02.04.2014 | Canada Impact
Dara Gordon

banner One of the best practices to transcend these barriers is peer education. The organization that I work for champions this model, equipping MSM peer educators to discretely enter the community and educate fellow MSM on HIV transmission; providing them with alternative avenues to get HIV testing, a cornerstone of effective prevention; behaviour change strategies and, lastly, condoms.

Move Over Rihanna, Barbados is Now Famous for Tax Cheats

Christopher Stuart Taylor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Christopher Stuart Taylor

Eugene Melnyk owns the Ottawa Senators. He's Canadian. He owns Canadian businesses, but lives in Barbados. Here's where the CBC and the CRA come in. With their recent bit of "hidden-camera" journalism, the CBC concluded that Barbados is a haven for Canadian corporate tax evaders.

An Economic Case To Protect Our Natural Treasures

Sangita Iyer | Posted 09.27.2013 | Canada
Sangita Iyer

In a world dominated by the almighty dollar, it's becoming more important now than ever before to put a price tag to our natural treasures, as human i...

What Sergio Garcia's and Paula Deen's Racism Really Tell Us

Charmaine Nelson | Posted 08.27.2013 | Canada Living
Charmaine Nelson

Both Sergio Garcia and Paula Deen, despite differences in age, sex and nationality, drew upon a limited knowledge of slave custom to express demeaning visions of blackness, which made light of or sanitized the brutality and institutionalized deprivations of slavery.

Monkey La-Las And Lazing About In Roatan

Heather Magee | Posted 06.17.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Heather Magee

The ride across the island to West Bay was like a scene out of "Romancing The Stone". We were surrounded by thick, lush jungle-esque vegetation with no other car in sight. Unlike Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner, our road did not wash away and we were not chased by armed Colombians, or Hondurans, either. By the time we arrived at our charming bungalow near the beach, the sun had come out and stayed that way for the next ten days.

The Mango Man Cometh (in the Cayman Islands)

Kailash and Shivana Maharaj | Posted 07.25.2012 | Canada Travel
Kailash and Shivana Maharaj

We made one wrong turn, that was all. Though a small island, leave it to my sister and I to end up lost on Grand Cayman. Irritated and circling the roundabout once again, we notice a fruit truck, laden with bright orange mangoes and piles of other fruit -- a necessary diversion.