Archive for July 1st, 2012

Dr Wlliams and the Governor-General designate Sir Solomon Hochoy at the Children’s Rally. Photograph by © Information Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Communications

Remembering Independence 1962 in Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago

Photos from the 1962 celebrations in Trinidad & Tobago and Jamaica.

Crop Over time. Photo courtesy the National Cultural Foundation

Happenings – July/August 2012

A round-up of current and coming events on the Caribbean calendar.

The Band of the Grenadier Guards plays outside Buckingham Palace during the changing of the guard

Exploring Caribbean London

As the crowds begin to descend on London for the 2012 Olympics, Kito Johnson finds out how the Caribbean has helped to make London a great city.

Yohan Blake is the current 100m world champion and one person who could take Usain Bolt’s Olympic crown. Photograph by © The Gleaner Company Ltd 2011

The Caribbean at the 2012 Olympic games

Kwame Laurence looks at the Caribbean athletes heading for the London Olympic Games, identifies the ones to watch, and weighs their chances of success.


The ones to watch in London

Kwame Laurence lists potential medallists from the Caribbean.

Merlene Ottey is a Caribbean legend. Photos by

A Golden Anniversary? The Caribbean at the Olympic Games

Looking back over the Caribbean presence at the Olympics (1900–present), Kwame Laurence weighs their chances of celebrating golden anniversaries with gold .

Tanto Campbell (Jamaica) earned bronze in the last games in Beijing. Photograph courtesy the Jamaica Paralympic Association

The Caribbean paralympians 2012 — olympians too

After the Olympics come the Paralympics. The Caribbean competes there too, as Kwame Laurence explains.

Richard Thompson. Photo by

Richard “Torpedo” Thompson: ready to fire

Trinidad sprinter Richard “Torpedo” Thompson tells his story to Kwame Laurence .

Jamaal Bowen: Siegert’s Quest (left) and Farmer’s affair (right). Photograph courtesy Angostura

Mix it up

Debbie Jacob visits the 2012 Angostura Aromatic Bitters Global Cocktail Challenge and inspects some irresistible creations.

Arpana eagle pose. Photograph courtesy Ginny Plumpton

Caribbean yoga: a path to inner peace

Traditional yoga is becoming steadily more popular in the Caribbean. So are new forms of yoga which the Caribbean has developed for itself .