Archive for November 1st, 2009

A Christmas staple, pastelles are made with cornmeal and are filled with minced beef, chicken, soya or lentils. Photograph by Shirley Bahadur

At Christmas your heart goes home

Franka Philip warms her cockles by adding a Caribbean touch to her table.

Players from Caribbean Airlines Invaders Steel Orchestra perform at Pan, Parang and Pork. Photograph courtesy Invaders Steel Orchestra

Season’s greetings from a steelband

An invitation you can't refuse, from Caribbean Airlines Invaders.

Island Records founder Chris Blackwell with Jamaican producer Steven Stanley at Blackwell’s Compass Point Studio in the Bahamas. Photograph by Boot

Island Life: the story of Island Records

One label has been bringing Caribbean music to the world for 50 years. David Katz tells the story of Island Records .

View of San Fernando, painted by Margaret Mann. Photograph courtesy National Museum and Art Gallery of Trinidad and Tobago

The Measure of a Mann

Margaret Mann was an English housewife whose drawing teacher was the renowned Trinidadian artist Michel-Jean Cazabon...

An RAF cargo plane being unloaded during the temporary occupation of the island. Photograph by Lynn Pelham/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

Anguilla: the Smallest Revolution

It was the era of independence – but Anguilla wanted to remain a British colony. Montague Kobbe looks back at an odd victory for people power.

Contestants of the Faces of the Caribbean Airlines competition. Photograph courtesy Caribbean Airlines/Stephen Broadbridge

More than just a pretty face

When Caribbean Airlines offered young people a chance to represent the airline, Mirissa De Four went along to spot the winners.

The Need for Speed: Caripass

The Need for Speed: Caripass

Tired of waiting in line at airports? Regional travellers can bypass the queue, thanks to Caripass. James Fuller checks it out .

Michael Holgate. Photograph courtesy Macmillan Caribbean

Reviews (November/December 2009)

The new music, the movies and the books that are reflecting the region right now.

Bob Marley. Photograph by David Corio

Bob Marley: Eating the Bread of Sorrow

No one knew it was reggae superstar Bob Marley's last world tour. His biographer Garry Steckles is still weeping and wailing over missing it.

Edgar Mittelholzer. Photograph courtesy Herman Mittelholzer

Edgar Mittelholzer: the Dark One

Edgar Mittelholzer produced over a dozen books, despite the shadows that closed around him. James Ferguson celebrates his struggle .