Issue 110
(July/August 2011)

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Issue 110


Jaramogi shows off her garden. Photograph by Nazma Muller

Akilah Jaramogi: green days by the river

Akilah Jaramogi began by fighting bush fires. Now she’s at the centre of an ecological movement. She talked to Nazma Muller

Philomé Obin in his studio in 1983. Photo used under Creative Commons License from

Haitian art: rising from the ruins

Priceless works of art were among the casualties of last year’s terrible earthquake in Haiti. But there’s hope that at least one can be restored

Karene Asche. Photograph courtesy Trinidad Express

Karene Asche: “My heart is in calypso”

Garry Steckles salutes T&T Calypso Monarch 2011, Karene Asche, and reflects on a British queen with a secret love of the region’s music

Colette Burnett. Photograph courtesy Colette Burnett/Super Wings

Colette Burnett: I believe I can fly

Colette Burnett’s tasty chicken wings are the best in Brooklyn. Franka Philip finds out what the flap is about

The Marionettes performing Aida at Queen's Hall in Trinidad. Photograph courtesy Russel 'Butch' Limchoy

Happenings – July/August 2011

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

Poster. Photograph by Laura Ferreira

Reviews – July/August 2011

The new books, music, and film that are reflecting the region right now

Robber talk and revolution: Earl Lovelace’s Is Just a Movie

Trinidadian writer Monique Roffey on Earl Lovelace’s first novel in 15 years: Is Just a Movie

Book cover

Sonjah Stanley Niaah’s Dancehall Chronicles

Finally, someone with a PhD who speaks a language that de man pon de street can understand.” Nazma Muller loved Sonjah Stanley Niaah’s new book

Annette Arjoon at the mangrove nursery. Photograph by Ian Brierly

Annette Arjoon-Martins: “The grassroots people are the real heroes”

Annette Arjoon-Martins heads Guyana’s Mangrove Restoration Project

Dreamweaver. Courtesy Wendell McShine

Wendell McShine: a shaman called Shine

Nazma Muller interprets the message behind the medium of T&T artist Wendell McShine, who’s making a name for himself in Mexico

Fairview Estate. Photograph courtesy the Estate Houses

History in the remaking

St Kitts and Nevis are leading the way in not only preserving heritage sites, but also making them more productive. Simon Lee paid a visit

Stalin perches on his handler’s arm. Photograph by Mariamma Kambon

Black hawk up in Tobago

In Tobago, as Jonathan Ali discovers, falconry isn’t just a mediaeval sport – it's a great new form of pest control

A newly hatched hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) pauses as it makes its way to the sea, Mt Irvine Back Bay, Tobago. Photograph courtesy G Lalsingh/SOS Tobago

SOS: Saving Tobago’s turtles

Caroline Taylor charts one group’s efforts to protect these majestic, endangered creatures

Liana snake. Photograph by Pierson Hill

Where the wild things are

Pierson Hill shares his photos of some of Trinidad’s rarest and most fascinating creatures

Photograph by Paul Crask

Rolling in the deep: whale-watching in Dominica

Paul Crask has a whale of a time whale watching off the coast of Dominica

Grand Anse beach. Photograph courtesy the Grenada Board of Tourism

Beguiled by Grenada

Polly Thomas is captivated by the steep streets of the capital, St George’s, the white-sand beaches, and the spectacular beauty of the interior