Archive for July, 2014

Photograph by Arun Madisetti/Images Dominica

Close encounter: whale-watching in Dominica

Only a handful of divers are lucky enough to see eye to eye with Dominica’s amazing whales.

Loretta Collins Klobah. Photograph courtesy Bocas Lit Fest/Savant Media

What he brought for me

A poem by Puerto Rican writer Loretta Collins Klobah, inspired by Notting Hill Carnival.

Lord Superior. Photograph by Richard Mark Rawlins, Courtesy Geoffrey Dunn

Diamonds are forever

Sixty years ago, as a young calypsonian named Andrew Marcano made his tent debut, no one could know he would become calypso’s living conscience. Geoffrey Dunn recounts the life and times of the inimitable Lord Superior.

“Surfing is for  everyone,” says Icah Wilmot. Photography by Marlon James

Icah Wilmot: star of the surf

For Icah Wilmot, Jamaica’s only pro surfer, his championship career is both a family enterprise and a vehicle for moving his sport ahead. Michael Robinson visits Jamaica’s first family of surfing at their Jamnesia headquarters in Bull Bay.

West Indies Beer Company founder Mark Heath. Photograph courtesy True Blue Boutique Resort

Beer essentials: what’s brewing at Grenada’s West Indies Beer Company

As the international craft beer trend spreads to the Caribbean, the popular ales made by Grenada’s fledgling West Indies Beer Company are brewing up a quiet storm. David Katz finds out more.

Caribbean Playlist (July/August 2014)

Caribbean Playlist (July/August 2014)

New releases to get you in the groove.

Caribbean Bookshelf (July/August 2014)

Caribbean Bookshelf (July/August 2014)

This month’s fiction and poetry reading picks.

Take twenty: cricket, that is

Take twenty: cricket, that is

Garry Steckles previews the 2014 Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 cricket tournament, which starts sports lovers’ pulses racing in July.

Silver long-leaf-cell earrings and bangle. Photography by Michele Jorsling

Clean lines: Trinidadian jewellery designer Janice Derrick

Trinidadian designer Janice Derrick creates elegant jewellery with clean lines.

Illustration by Darren Cheewah

Word of mouth (July/August 2014)

Dispatches from our correspondents around the Caribbean and further afield.