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Abaco club makes you want to smile

Abaco club makes you want to smile

On a recent trip to Bahamas, Marc Atchison is invited to visit the exclusive Abaco Club and comes away with a smile.
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Artists take to the streets in colourful Cuba

Artists take to the streets in colourful Cuba

American writer David Latt visits Havana and Cuba's capital impresses him with its public art displays.
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Puerto Rico fights back after Maria's blow

Puerto Rico fights back after Maria's blow

It's been a tough fight but Gary Trask found out on a recent trip to Puerto Rico that the island has almost fully recovered from the knockout blow it took from Hurricane Maria.
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Sailors are jammin' in Jamaica

Sailors are jammin' in Jamaica

NEGRIL, JAMAICA — He looked 10 days older than dirt. Bamboo thin, he barely cast a shadow in the waning Caribbean sun as it slowly descended below the horizon, thrusting fingerlike ribbons of light into the low-lying patchwork clouds.
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Haiti has a good side, too

Haiti has a good side, too

PORT-AU-PRINCE — Pay no attention to the media stereotypes of disaster and the ridiculous utterings of a certain world leader. Known as the Pearl of the Caribbean, Haiti and its vibrant capital, Port-au-Prince, bursts with art and activity.
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American tourists admire the 'real' Cuba

American tourists admire the 'real' Cuba

PLAYA LARGA, CUBA – Birds are giving the morning rave notices. Crows, kestrels, spoonbills, herons, woodpeckers, cuckoos and the Cuban national bird, the tocororo. Birds hang-gliding, flapping, hopping, hovering, fidgeting, chirping, cheeping.
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Finding some new Ports of Call in Turks and Caicos

Finding some new Ports of Call in Turks and Caicos

GRACE BAY, TURKS AND CAICOS — As the plane breaks through the clouds, I’m treated to a spectacular view — a necklace of 40 low-lying islands sit below surrounded by turquoise water so clear that I can make out the web of coral reefs lying just below the surface. Let my holiday begin!
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Ex-Winnipegger brings agri-culture to Bahamas

Ex-Winnipegger brings agri-culture to Bahamas

ELEUTHERA, BAHAMAS — The sweet scent of basil permeates the balmy late afternoon trade winds on Clyde Bethel’s organic farm on Eleuthera. The sky is a shocking cerulean blue, a not unusual phenomenon on this Bahamian outer island, though one that continually delights.
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Sailing is better in the Bahamas

Sailing is better in the Bahamas

CAMBRIDGE CAY, BAHAMAS — From the deck of our friend’s 49-foot Beneteau sailboat, we admire some of the pristine private islands that dot the azure waters of The Exumas, that glorious necklace of 365 islands, or cays as they are known here, in the Bahamas that sailors like to explore.
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Cuba 'Trump-ets' new American invasion

Cuba 'Trump-ets' new American invasion

CIENFUEGOS, CUBA — It was 56 years ago that American-backed insurgents landed on the beaches of Cuba’s Bay of Pigs. That invasion was a failure, but, thanks to the recent warming of relations between Cuba and the U.S., there’s a new American invasion taking place. How this one will turn out is anyone’s guess.
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