Issue 104
(July/August 2010)

In this Issue:

Issue 104


Moises Jonas. Photograph by Ariann Thompson

Moises Jonas: the art of disaster relief

Gallery owner Moises Jonas’ homeland of Haiti was devastated by January’s massive earthquake. Skye Hernandez heard what he’s doing to help

Photograph by Shirley Bahadur

The recipe for success

Some of the best cooks don’t use recipes for their delicious pelau or curry goat. Franka Philip found out why not – the hard way

Illustration by Shalini Seereeram

Last days of the drunken sailor

James Ferguson drown his sorrows over the end of a time-honoured tradition, the Royal Navy’s rum ration

Jimmy Cliff thinks Oscar

Reggae singer Jimmy Cliff tells Garry Steckles he’s planning to act his way right to the top

Oswin Chin Behilia. Photograph courtesy Scott Rollins

CD Reviews – July/August 2010

The new music that is reflecting the region right now

DVD Reviews – July/August 2010

The new films that are reflecting the region right now

A young Rex Nettleford in a 1965 portrait. Photograph courtesy Maria Layacona

Book Reviews – July/August 2010

The new books that are reflecting the region right now

The 2008 winning team of Indigo with an 890lb blue marlin caught by 15-year-old Sean Mendonca – the fish broke the World Junior. Photograph courtesy Trinidad & Tobago game fish association

Marlin Madness: masters of the deep

James Fuller trolls off the shores of Tobago for the catch of a lifetime – swordfish and marlins that can weight 1,000lb apiece

Ziggy Marley. Photograph courtesy Wonder Knack

Ziggy Marley: R is for reggae

Ziggy Marley is going back to his beginnings in reggae and in Jamaica, where he’s helping to teach life lessons. He talked to Nazma Muller

Nelly Stharre. Photograph courtesy Paul Crask

Nelly Stharre: woman of the earth

Singer Nelly Stharre is returning to her roots in Dominica. Paul Crask joined her on the way

The park, with the Northern Range looming in the distance. Photograph courtesy the Maracas Bay AgriTourism Park

Maracas goes green

A new eco-friendly park at in Maracas, Trinidad offers fun, flowers, and fruit, as well as contributing to local food security

Alison Hinds and Richie Spice performing in 2009 at Cohobblopot, part of the Crop Over celebrations. Photograph courtesy The National Cultural Foundation Of Barbados

Happenings (July/August 2010)

A round-up of current and coming events on the Caribbean calendar

Fishermen relax in their boat at Puerto Viejo after a long day`s work. Photograph by Matthew Barker

Costa Rica’s Caribbean corner

Cut off for more than a century, the country’s east coast is now reachable by road. Matthew Barker explored its Caribbean connections

Nettleford in recent years. Photograph courtesy Maria LaYacona

Rex Nettleford: a king among men

He was known throughout the region and beyond as a scholar, dancer, teacher, and a Caribbean man. Rex Nettleford remembered, by his friend and colleagues