Issue 117
(September/October 2012)

In this Issue:

Issue 117


Reader’s Choice Awards

Find out how you can help celebrate the best travel destinations, hotels, and restaurants in the Caribbean Airlines network

Illustration by Darren Cheewah

Massacre River of blood

James Ferguson recalls the 1937 tragedy of the Massacre River, a bloody day in the histories of Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Photograph courtesy ALTA

Paula Lucie-Smith: the Right to Read

Lisa Allen-Agostini meets Paula Lucie-Smith, the founder of the Adult Literacy Tutors Association

Photograph by Fabi Fliervoet

Tintamarre: Unlikely Island

Tiny Tintamarre is the haunt of beach-loving daytrippers. But, there's more to the little island off the coast of St Martin

Illustration by Shalini Seereeram

The holes in history

Anita Sethi went to Guyana to find out more about her family — and found that the most meaningful history isn’t always in the archives

Photograph by © London and Partners

London is the place

For Attillah Springer, Trinidad is home — but London is a place as special as it is hard to define

Dennis Bovell. Photograph by Clair Lawne

Dennis Bovell: Time will tell

No musician has had a greater influence on British reggae than Dennis Bovell. Plus a tribute to the late Masud Sadiki of St Kitts

Loretta Collins. Photograph courtesy Bocas Lit Fest/Savant Media

Loretta Collins Klobah: “I want to write poetry that is alive”

Puerto Rican poet Loretta Collins Klobah on why poetry still matters — as told to Andre Bagoo

Ian Harnarine outside a doubles shop in New York City. Photograph by Elizabeth Harnarine

Ian Harnarine: Family Ties

Trini-Canadian filmmaker Ian Harnarine’s debut Doubles with Slight Pepper is already an international prizewinner.

Muhammad Muwakil. Photograph by Wendy Ribeiro

Muhammad Muwakil: A world to change

Trinidadian poet-musician Muhammad Muwakil is a man on a mission, says Nazma Muller, out to change minds and hearts

Marvini (2009, from the Disciplez series). Photograph courtesy Ebony G. Patterson/Monique Meloche Gallery

Ebony G. Patterson: All the right moves

Ebony G. Patterson’s dancehall portraits are spectacles of riotous colour and texture; Nicholas Laughlin investigates her international art career

Curry prepared in a Dutch pot. Photograph by David Wear

No picnic in the park

How hard can it be to organise a “culinary excursion”? Franka Philip finds out

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Caribbean Bookshelf

Diana McCaulay’s novel Huracan, and our other reading picks this month

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Jean-Marie Thomas: Breezy chic

Antiguan designer Jean-Marie Thomas suggests two breezy ensembles perfect for an elegant day on the beach or a relaxed night out

Vladimir Lucien. Photograph courtesy Nikita Lucien

The questioner: Vladimir Lucien

Shivanee Ramlochan meets the young St Lucian poet Vladimir Lucien

Cameras roll. Photograph courtesy Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival

Word of Mouth

Dispatches from our correspondents around the Caribbean and further afield

Hit the road ... Photograph courtesy Tobago International Cycling Classic

Caribbean Datebook (September/October 2012)

Your guide to events around the Caribbean in September and October — from music festivals to sports tournaments to a tattoo convention