Archive for September 1st, 2005

Losing it

Jeremy Taylor remembers the Caribbean Beat editor who went to Venezuela and lost his pants.

David Dabydeen: Guyana Don

The success of David Dabydeen’s 2004 novel Our Lady Of Demerara — winner of the Guyana Prize .

Hot hot pot

The recipe couldn’t have looked simpler — so Anu Lakhan set out to make casareep, the key ingredient in Guyanese pepperpot • Plus more.

Currency notes

Heard the one about the man who wrote a cheque on the side of a cow? Richard Costas takes a light-hearted look at a serious subject: money. Plus more.

Brooklyn Carnival: Breakaway on the Parkway

Photographer Sol McCants captures the energy and spirit of Brooklyn’s Labour Day Carnival.

Brooklyn crush

With perhaps half a million residents born or with roots in the islands, the New York borough of Brooklyn may be the world’s biggest Caribbean city.

Father Carl Abrahams

Annie Paul remembers Jamaican artist Carl Abrahams and his gentle visions of redemption.

À la recherche: Monsieur Toussaint by Edouard Glissant

In his play Monsieur Toussaint, Edouard Glissant poignantly captures the complex character and historical dilemma of Haiti’s revolutionary hero.

Lyrics man: David Rudder

Garry Steckles on the reign of “King” David Rudder.

Rex Nettleford: “Running a university is like running a dance company”

Rex Nettleford, founder of the Jamaica National Dance Theatre Company and former vice chancellor of the University of the West Indies.