Archive for 1995

Upbeat (November/December 1995)

Upbeat (November/December 1995)

The latest in Caribbean music- reggae, calypso, soca, pan.

Martin Carter: The Poems Man

Guyana's great poet Martin Carter has been a political prisoner and a government minister. Bruce Paddington tells his story.

Hail Mary: the Art of Dunstan St. Omer

St Lucian painter Dunstan St Omer dedicates all his work to the Virgin Mary. Caroline Popovic went to meet him .

The two steep volcanic Pitons are St Lucia's great landmark. Photograph by Stephen Thorpe

Caribbean Adventure Trail

Stephen Thorpe on nature, wildlife and hiking holidays in the Caribbean.

Caribbean Cleo? The amazing Cleo Laine

The acclaimed jazz singer Cleo Laine had a Jamaican father. Is that where her music comes from? Michael Church finds out .

Behind God’s Back: Matelot, Trinidad

Niala Maharaj in an isolated Caribbean village - Matelot in Trinidad - that has learned how to help itself.

Butch’s Baby: Sandals Resorts

Marcia Erskine profiles one of the Caribbean's most successful entrepreneurs, Jamaica's Gordon Butch Stewart.

Postcard From Grenada

Jim Rudin and Alister Hughes on how to relax and unwind in the Caribbean's Spice Island .

Illustration by Gregory St Bernard

The Little Donkey

A Caribbean story for children by Donna Yawching .

Illustration by Salini Seereeram

Last word: the Grenada travel cop

Sharon Almerigi falls in love with a Grenada traffic cop.