Archive for March 30th, 2015

Bookshelf (March/April 2002)

Bookshelf (March/April 2002)

New books from and about the Caribbean.

Illustration by Marlon Griffith

A whiff of cashew nuts

Like many Caribbean expatriates, Haffezar Khan remembers the sights and sounds of home.

Siparee Mai. Photograph by Mark Lyndersay

Miracle Mother: Siparee Mai

In a small town in Trinidad, both Hindus and Roman Catholics honour a dark-skinned statue which answers their prayers. Keith McNeal explains.

Illustration by Shalini Seereeram

A simple man

A short story by Irma Rambaran.

Trinidad and Tobago's exhibit at Chelsea, 1987. Photograph courtesy Trinidad and Tobago Horticultural Society

Flower Power

The Caribbean has done well at the annual Chelsea Flower Show in London — and is reaping the rewards. Geraldine Flower reports.

Photograph courtesy Oonya Kempadoo

The excitement of writing: Oonya Kempadoo

Simon Lee meets writer Oonya Kempadoo.

John Wayne (second from right) and his wife (seated, right) at a reception in 1951 at Roodal's Palace with Timothy Roodal (standing between chairs), Mrs Roodal (seated), family and friends. Photograph courtesy Adrian Camp-Campins

The cinema glory days are coming back

Now that cinema-goers have become tired of staying at home and watching cable and video, they are returning to the cinema. Mark Wilson reports.

Courtesy Jan Barwick

Time to thaw out in the sun

Coming events around the islands.

Actor/musician Ron Reid in Banyan's first television series Callaloo; 1975. Photograph by Bruce Paddington

Caribbean Eye

Georgia Popplewell on the priceless archives of independent TV production house Bayan.

Sandra Foster, Miss Jamaica 1992, won standing ovations for this "princess" gown, a grand extravaganza of hand-painted tulle with pink and gold bodice by Louise Hamlyn Wright

White Weddings with a Caribbean Tan

Caribbean weddings and honeymoons are the way to tie the knot these days. Some dramatic outfits from the recent display at Harrods in London.