The Rousseau sisters, Michelle and Suzanne. Photographs courtesy Two Sisters and a Meal

Tell it on the blue mountain: Michelle and Suzanne Rousseau

They’re celebrity chefs at home in Jamaica, thanks to their restaurant, their catering business, and their popular online TV series. Now the Rousseau sisters, Michelle and Suzanne, plan to take the international culinary world by storm with a new recipe book. Nazma Muller finds out more.

Sam Mendes with actress Jane Horrocks, star of the stage version (directed by him) and film version of Little Voices. Photograph courtesy Stephen Mendes

Island Beat (July/August 2000)

Keep in touch with the islands and people on the move.

Barbadian writer Shakirah Bourne. Photograph by Marlon James

Shakirah Bourne: “If we don’t tell our stories, who will?”

Barbadian writer Shakirah Bourne on “holding up a literary mirror” to society — as told to Michelle Springer.

Kden Hee-Chung, star of Captain T&T. Photograph courtesy Bepperton Entertainment Productions

Lights, Camera, Animals: Christopher and Leizelle Guinness

Georgia Popplewell talk with Christopher and Leizelle Guinness about their love for animals and the advantages of working on a shoestring budget.

Jaevion Nelson, We Are Jamaicans participant. Video stills courtesy J-FLAG

J-FLAG: Respecting difference

An online video campaign by LGBT rights group J-FLAG uses individual stories to change perceptions of gay and lesbian Jamaicans.

Bob Marley with Esther Anderson, 1973. Photograph courtesy Esther Anderson

Esther Anderson: “They said I’d snubbed Hollywood”

Jamaican actress and filmmaker Esther Anderson on working with Chris Blackwell, Jimmy Cliff, and Bob Marley — as told to Tanya Batson-Savage.

Filmmaker Juan Francisco Pardo. Photograph by Miquel Galofré

Juan Francisco Pardo: Stories for the eye

Filmmaker Juan Francisco Pardo tackles tough topics in nuanced style. Melanie Archer discovers where his passion for visual storytelling comes from.

Erna Mae Tonge. Photograph by Nez Photography

Erna Mae Tonge: Recipe for magic

Erna Mae Tonge takes Cooking Magic, Antigua’s long-running culinary TV show, into the future. Joanne C. Hillhouse tells her story.

The Ciné Institute provides free training to budding Haitian filmmakers. Photograph courtesy the Jacmel Ciné Institute

Changing the story: The Jacmel Ciné Institute

The Jacmel Ciné Institute offers free training to budding Haitian filmmakers — with even more ambitious plans afoot.

Davina Lee. Photograph by Clayton Rhule

First coming: Davina Lee’s debut film

Katherine Atkinson finds out how debut filmmaker Davina Lee’s artistic vision was shaped by growing up in a creative household in St Lucia.