About the Caribbean’s People

Throughout our travels, we’ve met and seen an amazingly wide variety of great people who have ties to the Caribbean. From sailboat captains, to bar owners, to musicians, to taxi drivers, to great new friends. Here are a few…

Bob Marley

While we have not and will not ever meet Bob Marley, his wonderful reggae music and his message of love has made a huge impact on us. Read more about Bob Marley…

Kristian and Marianne

Co-captains of Breanker catamaran, whom we had the pleasure of sailing with on our February 2011 British Virgin Islands sailing trip. Kristian and Marianne made our sailing trip the magical experience it was, and delighted us with their way above average culinary skills. Read more about Kristian and Marianne…

Jimmy Buffett

We have yet to meet him, and probably never will, but we have certainly come close. We’ve enjoyed him in concert countless times, including an up close show in St. Bart’s in November of 2009. Jimmy, if you read this, contact us, we’d love to meet you! Read more about Jimmy Buffett…

Mac McAnally

Mac McAnally is the famous singer-songwriter and current guitarist for Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band. We ran into Mac and drummer Roger Guth on a flight from Miami to St. Maarten, on our way to watch them play at the Le Select / Cheeseburger In Paradise 60th Anniversary celebration in St. Bart’s in November of 2009. Read more about Mac McAnally…

Roger Guth

Roger Guth is the current drummer for Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band. Roger was with Mac McAnally on our flight from Miami to St. Maarten on our way to St. Bart’s for the November 2009 Jimmy Buffett concert.

Nadirah Shakoor

The lovely Nadirah Shakoor is currently a backup singer in Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band. She was formerly a member of the 1990s band Arrested Development. We first met Nadirah at a Jimmy Buffett concert when she did an autograph and photo session for our parrothead club. We then ran into her quite a bit on our November 2009 trip to St. Bart’s to see Jimmy Buffett perform. Read more about Nadirah Shakoor…

Jim Mayer

Read more about Jim Mayer…

Doyle Grisham

Read more about Doyle Grisham…

Charleston Miles

Charleston Miles is Jimmy Buffett’s bodyguard. We had the pleasure of meeting him on our November 2009 trip to St. Bart’s for the Jimmy Buffett concert. Read more about Charleston Miles…

Marius Stakelborough

Owner of Le Select / Cheeseburger In Paradise in St. Bart’s. read more about Marius Stakelborough…

Teddy the Taxi Driver from Anguilla

We first heard about Teddy the Taxi Driver in our favorite Caribbean book A Trip to the Beach, by Mel and Bob Blanchard. As luck would have it, he drove us on our July 2008 visit to Anguilla. Teddy told us the wonderful love story of him and his wife. Read more about Teddy the Taxi Driver from Anguilla…

Ramon Legge the Taxi Driver from Dominica

Read more about Ramon Legge the Taxi Driver from Dominica…

Henry the Rasta-guy from Dominica

Bankie Banks

Kenny Chesney

We haven’t met Kenny Chesney, but we love his music, especially his Caribbean-related music. Read more about Kenny Chesney…

Historic Figures with Caribbean Ties

Charles V of Spain
Christopher Columbus
Theodoor H. N. de Booy
Sir Francis Drake
Arthur Fairchild
Jorgen Iversen
Johann Oldendorp
Earl of Cumberland

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