Archive for March, 2008

Helping the region respond to HIV

Helping the region respond to HIV

How we can reduce the transmission of HIV in the Caribbean by getting into GEARS.

Jean-Ralph Thurin. Photograph courtesy Jean-Ralph Thurin

Jean-Ralph Thurin: high fashion from Haiti

Caroline Taylor visits Jean-Ralph Thurin’s high-fashion bridal salon in New Jersey, where the Haitian designer brings his dreams to life.

Three bananaquits and a green honeycreeper keep each other company at the Asa Wright Nature Centre, Trinidad. Photograph by Dominique Monteil

Where the birds belong

Trinidad and Tobago has over 400 species of birds, and Martin Kenefick’s new book describes them all. Tracy Assing flies through its pages.

De Red Boyz – Mikey Hulsmeier, left and Scott Galt. Photograph courtesy De Red Boyz

De Red Boyz: red hot and happening

One is Trinidadian, the other Bajan. Together, they are the newest, hottest producers in the Caribbean. Up close and personal with De Red Boyz.

Elizabeth Burke, a member of the Trinidad and Tobago female boxing team. Photograph by Mariamma Kambon

Fighting out of the box

Caribbean boxers aim to fight their way into acclaim at the Olympics. Laura Dowrich-Phillips looks at their struggle for recognition.

Staceyann Chin. Photograph courtesy Staceyann Chin

Staceyann Chin: “I have walked long hard roads to get here”

Jamaican poet Staceyann Chin tells Caroline Taylor about her harrowing journey to fame.

Professor Donald K Gordon at Canadian bookstore A Different Booklist for the launch of his controversial book. Photograph by Donna Yawching

Snapshots (March/April 2008)

Look out for these rising Caribbean stars.

Chris Blackwell, the legendary founder of Island Records. Photograph by Riva PR

Chris Blackwell: man with the Midas touch

Chris Blackwell turned Jamaican reggae singers into stars. Now, as Maggie Lee reports, he’s turning a famous Jamaican estate into a global attraction.

Illustration by James Hackett

Feeling hot, hot, hot: climate change and the Caribbean

Super hurricanes, higher temperature, and heavier rainfall—James Fuller looks at how global warming is threatening to redefine life in the Caribbean.

A queen angelfish reigns over her domain. his picture was taken at Moonscape, a cratered reef south of the island. Photograph by Tadzio Bervoets

Diving in St. Martin: in an Octopus’ garden

Judy Fitzpatrick explores buried treasure in St Martin’s waters.