Issue 107
(January/February 2011)

In this Issue:

Photograph by Gary Clifford

Happenings – January/February 2011

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

Aerial view of the Potaro river on the way to Kaieteur Falls. Photograph by Terry Kuet

Guyana’s got it going on

Guyana’s people can trace their roots back to Africa, India, Portugal and China

The quintessential thatched hut on the jetty. Photograph by James Fuller

Getting the Pigeon Point

The green waters and white sand are famous, but James Fuller discovers Tobago’s Pigeon Point is so much more than just a pretty picture

Manhattan from the Staten Island ferry. Photograph by Luke Raymond-Guillen

Picking the Big Apple

...or should that be picking in the Big Apple? Judy Raymond is spoilt for choice in New York City

Bevil Wooding, Chief Knowledge Officer of Congress WBN. Photograph by

Bevil Wooding: casting the internet wider

Bevil Wooding of Trinidad & Tobago is one of only seven people worldwide who hold keys to the Internet. He tells Gerard Best what he really wants

Karen Lord at Green Readings 2009, Barbados. Photograph by Dr Adrian L Charles

Karen Lord: author of a very Barbadian book

Redemption to Indigo is like no other West Indian writing. Robert Edison Sandiford talked to author Karen Lord

Gregory Isaacs: farewell to the cool ruler

David Katz pays tribute to reggae singer Gregory Isaacs

Martin Raymond. Photograph by Andrea De Silva

Martin Raymond: “go back to Caribbean music”

Producer Martin Raymond talks about the Trinidad & Tobago Carnival music scene

A band of Blue Devils of Paramin. Photograph by Abigail Hadeed

Past masters of the mas

These old-time characters still come out to play every Carnival, and Abigail Hadeed is there to record them. Here she shares some of her images

One of the babies born using IVF treatment. Photograph courtesy the Barbados Fertility Clinic

The Barbados Fertility Clinic: a vacation that really delivers

Sun, sea, sand – and fertility treatments. Debbie Jacob looks at the medical tourism offered in Barbados

Photograph by Ariann Thompson

The magic of mehndi

It’s like a temporary tattoo, but mehndi predates that trend by thousands of years. Essiba Small tries out this ancient art of decorating the body

Blue Mountains. Photograph by Dean Clarke

Ode to Jamaica’s Blue Mountains

Where the land seems to touch the sky…Nazma Muller discovers her spiritual side on a 7,000-foot peak in Jamaica

Reggae on wheels

The tiny Jamaican village of Nine Mile attracts a stream of visitors – that’s where Bob Marley buried. Ian Stalker rode there on the Zion Bus Line

Anton Gabriel with some of his carnival memorabilia. Photograph by Donna Yawching

Anton Gabriel: the man with the golden boots

T&T Carnival now has a home in the east end of Toronto, where Anton Gabriel has founded his own museum of mas. Donna Yawching dropped by

Assing’s great-aunts, Elsa (left) and Valentina (the Carib Queen) at the Santa Rosa Festival. Photograph by Tracy Assing

Through Carib eyes

The indigenous people of the region are rewriting history. Filmmaker Tracy Assing told her side of the story to James Fuller

Ras Shorty in 1991. Photograph courtesy the Trinidad Express

What calypso means to the Caribbean

Visitors are often entertained with these clever, cheerful folk tunes, but calypso is so much more than that. Debbie Jacob talked to two experts

Book Reviews – January/February 2011

The new books that are reflecting the region right now

CD Reviews – January/February 2011

The new music that are reflecting the region right now

Issue 107

Issue 107