Issue 106
(November/December 2010)

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Issue 106


Shiva Ragoonanan hard at work at his potter’s wheel, forming an urn used in Hindu pujas. Photograph by Mirissa De Four

Shiva Ragoonanan: feat of clay

Shiva Ragoonanan of Trinidad practises the dying art of pottery. Mirissa De Four watched him working at his wheel

Illustration by Darren Chee Wah

Perfect presents for foodie friends

Gloves that peel vegetables…a blowtorch? There are some surprises on Franka Philip’s Christmas shopping list

Jennifer Hosten: night of the nutmeg princess

When Miss Grenada won the Miss World contest in 1970 she almost caused an international incident. James Ferguson explains the uproar

Angus Mackay in his studio. Photograph courtesy Angus Mackay

Rhythms International rocks

Radio DJ Angus Mackay is spreading the gospel of world music, one Iraqi at a time. Garry Steckles is a convert to the cause

Jahdan Blakkamoore. Photograph courtesy I Grade Records

CD Reviews – November/December 2010

The new music that is reflecting the region right now

Fuller-Provoteaux with the many ingredients needed for baking a traditional Christmas must-have delicacy – black cake. Photograph courtesy Ariann Thompson

Barbara Fuller-Provoteaux: “Christmas is the happiest day of the year”

So Barbara Fuller-Provoteaux takes it very seriously. She told James Fuller why her preparations start in August

Shamsu Deen doing genealogy research at the National Archives, Trinidad. Photograph courtesy Shamshu Deen

Shamshu Deen: reaping the fruit of the family tree

Shamshu Deen has pioneered research into the ancestry of Trinidadians of Indian descent. Kevin Baldeosingh on the man and his genealogical methods

Sugar Minott. Photograph by David Corio/Redferns

Sugar Minott: a sweet voice falls silent

David Katz pays tribute to a pioneer of lovers rock reggae

Errol Jones as Makak in the Trinidad Theatre Workshop production of Derek Walcott's Dream on Monkey Mountain. Photograph by Mark Lyndersay

Errol Jones: a gentleman and a player

A founder member of Derek Walcott’s Trinidad Theatre Workshop, Errol Jones was often called the region’s finest actor. Judy Raymond marks his passing

Sydney Allicock, 2010 Anthony N Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence laureate in Public & Civic Contributions. Photograph courtesy JCD Productions

Sydney Allicock: the man from Iwokrama

A member of Guyana’s First Peoples, Sydney Allicock is an advocate, environmentalist and poet. Raymond Ramcharitar profiles an unassuming visionary

The bridge over the lily pond and the weeping willow. Photograph courtesy Andromeda Gardens/Jemima Stuart

The garden on the rocks

Debbie Jacob strolls through the Andromeda Gardens of Barbados

Traditional sun-drying of cocoa beans in Trinidad & Tobago. Photograph courtesy

Happenings – November/December 2010

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

On Black River approaching “Mangrove Avenue” Photograph by Jeremy FrancisOn Black River approaching “Mangrove Avenue” Photograph by Jeremy Francis

Top 10 Jamaica: land of wood and water

Asked to list the top ten things to do in Jamaica, Nazma Muller was spoilt for choice