Archive for May 1st, 2008

Iqbal Hosein, owner of the Caribbean Roti Palace. Photograph by Donna Yawching

King of the roti palace

Donna Yawching takes refuge from Canada’s cold in the heat of the Roti Palace.

Dreya Webber, background, and Addie Yungmee, Foreground, are the two main actresses in The Gymnast. Photograph courtesy The Gymnast/Mike Carp

Love after love

Caroline Taylor previews a controversial film festival in Guyana, Painting the Spectrum: A Celebration of Love.

J-Co performs at the BMAs. Photograph courtesy Kareem Abdulatiff

Barbados: Island in the sun

When singer Rihanna made it big, she catapulted her homeland into the international spotlight....

Lorraine Toussaint, left, as Captain Kate Perry with her co-stars Holly Hunter and Kenneth Johnson in the squad room. Photograph courtesy TNT/Erik Heinila

Lorraine Toussaint: ‘acting has always been like breathing’

Trinidad-born, US-based actress Lorraine Toussaint opens up to Caroline Taylor about her illustrious career on stage and screen.

BARS` owner Wendell West poses behind the symbol of his profession. Photograph courtesy W Garth Murrell

Wendell West: supplying the party spirit

Wendell West built his business by supplying spirits to the party faithful. Laura Dowrich-Phillips talks to the Trinidadian entrepreneur.

Belizean world music star Andy Palacio. Photograph courtesy Cumbancha/Tim O`Malley

Andy Palacio: bard of the Garifuna goes home

Andy Palacio died at the peak of his career. Simon Lee traces the life of the Belizean world music star.

Noble Douglas. Photograph by Mark Lyndersay

They call her Noble

Trinidadian dancer Noble Douglas trained with the best and in turn has trained the best.

A house with a solar energy panel overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, St Joseph, Barbados. Photograph by Adrian Griffith

Sun, wind and water: climate change in the Caribbean

The empire strikes back against global warming - what the Caribbean region is doing to adapt to and minimise the effects of climate change.

An Amerindian boy gets ready to jump into the rapids on the Essequibo River, near Fair View village. Photograph by Skye Hernandez

Jungle fever: discover Iwokrama

Skye Hernandez treks through Guyana’s Iwokrama forest, where she discovers a new kind of mosquito repellant and hears the growl of a jaguar…or so sh.

The trainee becomes the trainer as this young boy helps a colleague explore the Internet after a training session by RBTT technology officers. Photograph courtesy RBTT Financial Group

The keyboard to success

Computers make learning fun for troubled Trinidad youngsters.