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Ivar Carty – From Father To Son

Part of the day’s catch in Ivar’s boat. Photo by Jan Hein

One of Anguilla’s legends, Ivar Carty, was an unpretentious mariner known around the island as Ivar the Diver. Each morning, weather permitting, he launched a 12ft boat from his home on the beach, climbing in with a bailer, buckets and …

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A Conch by Any Name is Disappearing

Bahamian men believe the ‘pistol’ will increase their virility. Photography by Devi Sharp

The huge pile of conch shells that can be found on almost any eastern Caribbean island serve as a testamony of the importance of this large marine snail to the culture, ecomony and diet of the islands. Whether you call …

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