Archive for January 1st, 2009

West Indies batsman Daren Ganga drives for runs during a knock of a century against Australia at the Queens Park Oval, Trinidad. Photograph by Iossjr

Daren Ganga gets going

West Indies batsman Daren Ganga has also been hailed as Trinidad and Tobago’s most successful cricket captain....

Facing the world again from the doorway of Serenity Place. Photograph by Mariamma Kambon

The struggle for serenity

70 In south Trinidad, a group of women is working towards building the only all-female drug rehabilitation centre in the region. .

Brian MacFarlene works on costumes at his Woodbrook, Port of Spain mas camp for his band Earth: Cries of Despair, Wings of Hope. Photograph by Mark Lyndersay

Behind the Trinidad Carnival curtain

For most people, Trinidad Carnival only lasts two days. But for the men and women who build or sew the thousands of costumes, the season starts early.

Winford Devine. Photograph by David Wears

Winsford Devine: ‘I can’t stop writing’

Winsford Devine has written over 500 calypsoes, many of them classics. He hasn’t always been given his dues, but that won’t stop the music....

Artist Ingrid Persaud at the opening of her solo show. Photograph by Joanne Spencer

Snapshots (January/February 2009)

A brief look at Caribbean people doing extraordinary things.

Margaret (Believe) Glynatsis, left, and Chrystal (Skyy) Moncur. Photograph courtesy NCity/Scharad Lightbourne

Ncity goes to town

This Bahamian hip hop duo is ahead of its time. So they’re packing their bags to go in search of fame and fortune....

Karen King-Aribisala: hanging in the balance

Karen King-Aribisala: hanging in the balance

Guyanese writer Karen King-Aribisala discovered there’s a fine line between fiction and reality when she wrote an award-winning novel.

Incoming medical students don their white coats, a symbol of their chosen profession. Photograph by Joshua Yetman and courtesy SGU

School in the sun: Grenada’s St George’s University

St George’s University, in the tropical setting of Grenada, was once considered merely an offshore American institution. Not any more!.

An ancient skull rests deep in a cave at Aktun Tunichil Muknal. Photograph by Bob Berwyn

The coral gardens of Belize’s Cockroach Caye

Ecology, history, diving and Belikin beer: Bob Berwyn enjoys an all-inclusive vacation in Belize.

Cap Cana--Juanillo Beach. Photograph courtesy Cap Cana, Dominican Republic

Tourism drive in the Dominican Republic

David Pye offers a sneak preview of the new luxury resorts of the Dominican Republic .