Welcome to my chronicles that think differently about Caribbean life, particularly the Turks & Caicos Islands and Haiti. In these pages I share with you my passion for these islands, the good and the troubling. Here you’ll find contrarian perspectives about tourism overdevelopment, social disruption, gangs in Port-au-Prince, and the emergence of Northern Haiti as the new center of power. This is all about who gets a piece of paradise inside the reef.

Articles that enchant and stir it up include: The perils of expanding tourism, tech entrepreneurs, free diving, hurricanes, the first Columbus landing, pirates, sunken treasure, whaling back in the day, loyalist plantations, daring slave escapes, and The Jamaican Bobsled Captain–the title of my soon -to-be published book.

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The Jamaican Bobsled Captain / Dudley “Tal” Stokes and the untold story of struggle, suffering and redemption behind Cool Runnings captures the West Indian spirit of never giving up. The near-death crash at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics should have been the end of the quixotic quest by tropical Jamaicans to enter a winter sport in which they had zero experience. But they kept at it until they beat some of the best world and entered into the pantheon of bobsledding’s Olympic elite. Watch this site for availability late June 2024. Meanwhile, please see the “Book” tab for more.

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