Contributor: Nazma Muller

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Pasito a pasito: Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi | Backstory

Issue 148 (November/December 2017) | 0 comments
The Caribbean musical hit of 2017? That’s “Despacito”, the steamy song by Puerto Ricans Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, which has been breaking records all year. Nazma Muller investigates its runaway success, and explains why “Despacito” has roused controversy for more than its lyrics

Jamaica, land we love | Escape

Issue 146 (July/August 2017) | 0 comments
Jamaica’s beaches are as famous as its reggae and dancehall. But turn from the coast into the lush, hilly interior and you discover why the island’s name means “land of wood and water.” And there’s no better way to experience that wild beauty than to hike up Blue Mountain Peak, as Nazma Muller did

Caribbean eco progress report

Issue 144 (March/April 2017) | 0 comments
In the pages of Caribbean Beat, over the past twenty-five years, we’ve often reported on environmental stories. So what’s the real state of progress across the region, when it comes to protecting our natural resources? Nazma Muller investigates

Beyond another boundary: the Windies at the first T20 blind cricket World Cup

Issue 143 (January/February 2017) | 0 comments
Come January 2017, the West Indies cricket team will head off to India to contest the T20 World Cup, alongside players from around the globe. Wait, you haven’t heard about this tournament? Maybe it’s time you started following blind cricket. Nazma Muller learns more

’Tis the season to buy local

Issue 142 (November/December 2016) | 1 comment
Christmas is about goodwill, family, friends — and presents. But showering your loved ones with gifts doesn’t have to mean brand-name imports. Nazma Muller suggests some sustainable and very covetable Caribbean-made holiday presents

Word of mouth (September/October 2016)

Issue 141 (September/October 2016) | 0 comments
Caribbean writers star at the Brooklyn Book Festival, a new musical work remembers the Guyanese poet Martin Carter, and Trinidadians anticipate the sweet treats of Divali

CimaVax: revolutionary medicine

Issue 141 (September/October 2016) | 0 comments
The CimaVax vaccine may be the biggest breakthrough yet in the treatment of lung cancer — and it’s just one of the success stories of Cuba’s biotechnology innovation. Nazma Muller investigates

Barbuda — precious blue

Issue 139 (May/June 2016) | 1 comment
For islands, coastal waters form a boundary, but also a source of life, offering food and other resources, and protection from storms. When Barbuda’s coast began to suffer from decades of pollution and overfishing, the Blue Halo Initiative stepped in. Nazma Muller finds out more

Easter fare

Issue 138 (March/April 2016) | 0 comments
No Caribbean holiday is thinkable without a delicious menu — and Easter weekend is no exception. Nazma Muller shares recipes for seasonal dishes from up and down the islands: Jamaican Easter bun, Bajan-style fried flying fish, and Martinique’s spicy matoutou crab stew

Pelau vs Pelau

Issue 137 (January/February 2016) | 1 comment
It’s a tasty staple of family get-togethers, beach limes, and Carnival festivities — and there are as many recipes as there are cooks. Nazma Muller offers three versions of T&T’s beloved pelau