Issue 80
(July/August 2006)

In this Issue:

Heavenly reading

Trinidadian writer Niala Maharaj’s debut novel Like Heaven aims for the stratosphere
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Caribbean Bookshelf (July/August 2006)

An authoritative new edition of Martin Carter’s poems, Elizabeth Nunez’s Prospero’s Daughter, plus a roundup of other new Caribbean books
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Peepal Tree Press spreads its branches

The world’s leading publisher of Caribbean literature makes its home in chilly Leeds
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Rhythm roundup (July/August 2006)

New albums from the Caribbean
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Dominique Le Gendre: musical tales

Trinidadian composer Dominique Le Gendre’s chamber suite Tales of the Islands comes home
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Hot nights in San Juan

The tenth anniversary Puerto Rico Salsa Congress heats up San Juan
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Gallery roundup (July/August 2006)

A roundup of exciting exhibitions at museums and galleries from Guyana to Jamaica to New York
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Island hopper (July/August 2006)

What’s happening in the Caribbean in July and August — a host of Carnivals, a strong dose of reggae, plus Emancipation Day celebrations
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Betty West: “When they look tired I say, ‘Look at me!’”

Barbados Crop Over bandleader and designer Betty West on the importance of understanding history and preserving culture
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Olive Senior: speaking back to home

Jamaican Olive Senior is one of the most celebrated and beloved Caribbean writers working today. Martin Mordecai profiles the “country girl”
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Double your pleasure: Sint Maarten or Saint-Martin

Two islands in one? Sint Maarten or Saint-Martin, part Dutch, part French, is two nations, two cultures, two experiences
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Up next in Jamaican music

Kellie Magnus asks some of the biggest movers and shakers on the Jamaican music scene to name the up-and-comers most likely to take the world by storm
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Unlonely Londoners

The postwar wave of migration from the West Indies to the United Kingdom that started with the Empire Windrush changed the face of London
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Building excitement: hosting the ICC Cricket World Cup in the Caribbean

In 2007 the West Indies will host the ICC Cricket World Cup. James Fuller looks at how the host territories are preparing
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Toffee experiment & more

Anu Lakhan embarks on the Great Experiment: to recreate, or at least approximate, the perfect toffee, plus more
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Boy days: Patrick Chamoiseau

Is Patrick Chamoiseau’s Childhood a “minor” work? Maybe, says James Ferguson
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Splashback: the return of Reggae Sunsplash

In 2006, Jamaica’s famous Reggae Sunsplash music festival returns after an absence of nine years. Garry Steckles, for one, is thrilled
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Start small, think big

How can individual investors with limited resources get into the stock market? James Fuller discovers Caribbean financial firms ready to help
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Rammer jammers

A gang of Kingston bandits choose the wrong trio of young women to mess with: Nazma Muller and her friends
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No empty promises

"Our business plan shows how BWIA can become an excellent, customer-oriented, competitive and profitable carrier"
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