The Jacoway Inn, Dominica : Storming Back To Business, Part 2
Inland, behind the bayside village of Calibishie resides the main part of a very international community along the several spectacular ridges and valleys which lead down to the beach and bay. New, architecturally designed expensive homes are dotted along the ridge summits amongst banana gardens, grazing cattle, and borderless, family smallholdings, enjoying panoramic views to the village below and the Atlantic beyond.
Up here, the hurricane blasted trees take their time to grow new branches, but on the ground, good husbandry has ensured that all the massive, dead branches have been cleared away and recycled elsewhere. Continue reading →
Bahamas Villa Photo Credit : Caribbean Land and Property
According to the Caribbean Environment Programme, the effective management of wastewater is a huge challenge in the Wider Caribbean Region with up to 85% of untreated wastewater currently being discharged in rivers, bays and seas.
While current and prospective home owners can do very little about larger sources of waste like, factories and refineries we can certainly make a big difference by controlling our domestic sewage. Continue reading →
5 Steps to create a Net-Zero Energy Home within the Caribbean
Creating a Net-Zero home
Moving to the Caribbean gives one the automatic option of living in harmony with nature. No, I don’t mean using large glass windows to bring outside in! We are talking about the harmony which nurtures, rebuilds and strengthens the environment that we live in.
You don’t have to attend the G2 Summit and place a vote to make your contribution – start with these simple five steps and create a Net-Zero Energy Home within the Caribbean Continue reading →
A breakfast cup of coffee is healthy for most of us it seems, and even several more throughout the day!
Recent studies over the last ten years indicate that coffee drinkers are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s, colon cancer, and diabetes compared to non-drinkers, and they are also less likely to die from heart disease.
A group of Japanese women who drank three or more cups of coffee a day halved their risk of developing colon cancer, compared to those who didn’t drink coffee, and other comparative studies seem to show that coffee drinkers have a 41 percent lower risk of developing liver cancer.
I love things that are multi-functional. My love affair at the moment is with Bay Leaves! I’m realizing how many times in one day I use this magnificent plant in my home and I’m bowled over by its multiple talents and versatility. If Bay was a human it would surely be considered a Da Vinci type genius.
The West Indian Bay Tree (Pimenta racemosa) is an indigenous plant of the Caribbean. In the wild the trees can grow up to 80ft tall but when cultivated for commercial reasons the trees are usually kept at a low 12ft. A bay tree can be identified by its dark blue/green leaves which, when crushed instantly emit the unique and uplifting fragrance. Continue reading →