Archive for March 1st, 2007

Illustration by James Hackett

Hey, white boy

Pursued by vagrants and suitors, English journalist James Fuller takes to the cricket field in rural Trinidad.

Charmaine Munroe a.k.a. Macka Diamond. Photograph by Philipp Kroll

Film buzz (March/April 2007)

Queens of Sound explores the challenges female artists face in the reggae scene • King At The Controls DVD pays tribute to King Jammy.

Chris Gayle, ICC Champions Trophy Final 2006. Photograph by Clive Mason/Getty Images

Chris Gayle: man of the moment

Chris Gayle, an explosive talent and one of the best one-day players in the world.

Laundry Lyrics: I follow the light and shoot on instinct. My fascination with light reveals a movement to self-portraiture. Photograph by Abigail Hadeed

Trees without roots

The isolation of descendants of migrant workers in Central America depicted through Abigail Hadeed's lens.

Perry Henzell. Photograph by UrbanImage.tv

Perry Henzell: the master

In The Harder They Come, Perry Henzell created the most influential film ever made in the Caribbean. David Katz assesses his achievements.

Ioan Gruffudd as William Wilberforce and Romola Garai as Barbara Spooner in Michael Apted’s Amazing Grace. Photograph by Murray Close © 2006 Bristol Bay Productions LLC

Remembering abolition: 200 years since the abolition of the slave trade

Caroline Taylor looks at the various international events commemorating the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade in the British Empire.

Down the Mazaruni, the biggest tributary of the Essequibo. Photograph by Nicholas Laughlin

A fort with a view: Kyk-over-Al

Nicholas Laughlin braves the heat as he goes in search of Kyk-over-Al, the ruined Dutch fort that is one of Guyana's most storied historical sites.

DJ Chickie, the pioneer of music-in-between-overs. Photograph by Thaddeus Price

A view from the cricket stands

With names such as Gravy, Chickie, His Majesty King Dyal and Blue Food, colourful fans of West Indian cricket are an integral part of the game.

Illustration by James Hackett

Deep, backward, short and silly

Do cricket terms confuse you? Can't tell a silly mid-on from a deep fine leg? Read on. BC Pires will take you by the hand and guide you.

The cricket-lover’s instant guide to the Caribbean

The cricket-lover’s instant guide to the Caribbean

Sun, sea, sand, nutmeg fields and rainforests. Apart from thrilling cricket, what else can you expect as you follow the World Cup tournament.