Welcome to my chronicles about the people and forces shaping Caribbean life, past and present, with a focus on the Turks & Caicos Islands and Haiti. Check out these pages and join the journey for an in-depth look at these magical islands and who gets a piece of paradise.

Articles that enchant, inform and engage include: The perils of expanding tourism (newest), 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.


The Jamaican Bobsled Captain: Dudley “Tal” Stokes And The Untold Story Of Struggle, Pain 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 release and purchase of the book in March 2024. Meanwhile, please see the “Book” tab for more.

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