Contributor: Philip Nanton

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At the Cyrus museum

Issue 78 (March/April 2006) | 0 comments
Over his 39-year career, Dr Cecil Cyrus has earned himself the gratitude of hundreds of patients, and the title “isolated Surgeon of St Vincent”

Alissandra Cummins. Photograph by Mike Toy


Issue 72 (March/April 2005) | 0 comments
Barbados Museum director Alissandra Cummins on the cultural responsibilities of Caribbean curators — as told to Philip Nanton

Real Keane

Issue 66 (March/April 2004) | 1 comment
Born into a musical family in St Vincent, Ellsworth "Shake" Keane was one of the international jazz world's most admired musicians in the 1960s, but for 20 years he disappeared from the limelight, devoting himself to the writing of poems. Philip Nanton investigates the contradictions and juxtapositions in the life of this "musical chameleon" who saw jazz as nothing less than a mode of being

Frank Collymore: the man who loved to have fun

Issue 65 (January/February 2004) | 0 comments
For 40 years, Frank Collymore, writer and editor of the magazine Bim, was a major figure in West Indian letters... Meet the man behind the reputation.

Henry Swanzy. Photograph by BBC Photograph Library

London Calling

Issue 63 (September/October 2003) | 0 comments
One of the key figures in the eruption of West Indian literature in the 1940s and 50s was an Irish-born BBC producer named Henry Swanzy.