Issue 86
(July/August 2007)

In this Issue:

Dr Bill Collis, head of research and development, The Foundry, left, and Trinidadian Dr Anil Kokaram show off their Oscars. Photograph courtesy Dr Anil Kokaram

Dr Anil Kokaram: from the Oscars to the Oval

Trinidadian Dr Anil Kokaram wins for creating technology to enhance visual effects in movies

Collie Buddz. Photograph by Dan Mandell, Courtesy Sony/BMG Records

Music buzz (July/August 2007)

Bermudan singer Collie Budz is the latest reggae sensation burning up the airwaves • Harewood House, a Leeds estate built from the sweat of slaves
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Fitzgerald Henry, better known as the Mighty Terror, the man with the golden voice. Photograph by Caldeo Sookram

The Might Terror: a golden voice falls silent

The Mighty Terror, hailed for his golden voice, is remembered for his contribution to calypso

41st Carriacou Regatta Festival 2006, Grenada. Photograph courtesy Carriacou Regatta/Rawl Paterson

Island hopper (July/August 2007)

What’s happening in the Caribbean in July and August

Hew Locke: Eldorado, mixed media. Photograph courtesy The West Collection, Oaks, PA

Imagining the islands

The Caribbean is defined through art at the Brooklyn Musuem

Sir Vidia Naipaul. Photograph courtesy Macmillan Caribbean

Sir Vidia Naipaul: A knight of celebrations

The University of the West Indies, St Augustine campus, honours Nobel Laureate Sir Vidia (VS) Naipaul

The 6 am start of the third UWI SPEC Half Marathon held in 2006. Photograph courtesy UWI Marketing and Communications Office

Run, Ernest, Run

One thousand runners from around the world vie for honours at the international half-marathon organised by the University of the West Indies

Calypsonian Iwer George. Photograph by Andrea De Silva

Book buzz (July/August 2007)

Losers take centre stage in The Finalists, and the steelpan becomes a magical entity

Fried fish fingers with mustard and mango sauce. Photograph courtesy Macmillan Caribbean

Up close and impersonal

Caribbean Dreams, a photographic journey through Virgin Gorda turns out to be a bland affair

Eco buzz (July/August 2007)

Discovering the Birds of Trinidad and Tobago and whale-watching up the islands
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Russell ‘Russ’ Henderson on a visit home to Trinidad. Photograph by Shirley Bahadur

Russell “Russ” Henderson: taking it to the streets

Musician Russell "Russ" Henderson talks to Kim Johnson about his career in the early days of London's Notting Hill Carnival

The Wrath of Tutankhamun (Curtis Eustace), King of Carnival, competing at the Jean Pierre Complex on Dimanche Gras night. Photograph by Mark Lyndersay

The Trinidad Carnival challenge

When Carnival's over, how do Trinidadians preserve all the elements that make their festival the Greatest Show on Earth?

Ella Andall. Photograph by Mark Lyndersay

Ella Andall: earth music

Caroline Taylor gets close to Ella Andall, a singer with a distinct voice and the power to make the spirits sit up and listen

Dutch colonial architecture on Paramaribo`s historic Waterkant (waterfront). Photograph by James Fuller

Suriname: kingdom of the silk cotton tree

James Fuller treks to the heart of Suriname, and finally understands how rainforests got their name

Illustration by James Hackett

Missing in action: Clement Payne

James Ferguson looks at Clement Payne and how his deportation from Barbados changed the course of Barbadian history

Courtyard by Marriott at night. Photograph courtesy Courtyard By Marriott

Sunny business: Trinidad business hotels

Not everyone who visits Trinidad goes for pleasure: some actually go for business, and there are hotels catering specifically to their needs

The Young Leaders group from St Joseph’s Convent, Port of Spain, at work on the Rambarans’ new home. Photograph courtesy St Joseph’s Convent, Port of Spain

School homework

St Joseph's Convent students provide a needy Trinidadian family with food, clothes, and a new house

Indian sweets from Chennette’s blog: gulab jamoon (left) and barfi. Photograph by Shirley Bahadur

Cooking in cyberspace

Franka Philip enters the blogosphere in search of Caribbean cuisine

Sri Lankan cricket fans cheer for their team as they challenge Australia during the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007. Photograph by Greg Wood/AFP/Getty Images

Jolly well played

Cricket World Cup is over, and in the wake of criticism of the restrictions on Caribbean fans, Garry Steckles wonders why it went wrong

Garry’s wife Wendy catches him sneaking out of the kitchen to grab a beer. Photograph courtesy Garry Steckles

Mine host bows out

After 13 years of drinking his rum and Coke for free, Garry Steckles makes a last toast to a St Kitts bar he founded to make his tropical island dream

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