Archive for 2005

Sweet Calypso dreams

Garry Steckles on Calypso Dreams, the documentary by Geoffrey Dunn and Michael Horne that celebrates the golden age of Trinidad calypso.

Jamaica’s pantomime: upstaging tradition

Jamaica’s National Pantomime has been a Christmas-season tradition since the 1940s, entertaining tens of thousands while preserving folk culture.

Island Hopper – November/December 2005

Dates of events happening around the Caribbean.

Pamenos Ballantyne: “Everyone is a winner”

Vincentian long-distance runner Pamenos Ballantyne on discipline, success, and his plans for the future — as told to Kwame Laurence.

Braving Barbados’ Soup Bowl

The Caribbean’s best-known surfing event catches its biggest wave yet. All eyes on Barbados’s Soup Bowl.

Unwelcome guests: Caribbean hurricanes

After two devastating hurricane seasons in a row, Richard Costas looks at the impact of these meteorological disasters on the Caribbean’s economies.

Rawle Gibbons: breaking down the Ivory Tower

Rawle Gibbons explains how the Centre for Creative and Festival Arts at UWI’s St Augustine campus rethinks the nature of arts education.

John Hearne: two worlds in the blood

James Ferguson wonders if a new edition of John Hearne’s novel Voices Under the Window will revive the reputation of this pioneering Jamaican writer.

Caribbean Cookup – November/December 2005

Caribbean Cookup – November/December 2005

Articles for various contributors on what's cooking in the region .

Do you believe in magic?

The true Trini roots of UK pop sensation the Magic Numbers.