Issue 88
(November/December 2007)

In this Issue:

Illustration by James Hackett

The buzz (November/December 2007)

A conference for black American divers in Tobago

Conch Blower: The soulful wail of the conch is one of the sounds of the annual TCI Conch Festival. Photograph courtesy TCI Conch Festival/Debbie Mohnssen

Island hopper (November/December 2007)

What's happening in the Caribbean

Music buzz (November/December 2007)

The first legal downloading site for Trinidad and Tobago music • the Kalalu World Music Festival in St Lucia

Anthony Winkler. Photograph courtesy Anthony Winkler

Caribbean Bookshelf (November/December 2007)

New Caribbean publications

Sir Viv and Mr Lillee ride again

James Fuller explains how this relatively simple board game might leave some cricket fans stumped

Monica Cooper, filmmaker, casting director and producer. Photograph courtesy Monica Cooper

Sunscreen and movie screens

Barbados' Caribbean International Film Festival

Artist Nick Whittle. Photograph by Martin Carnegie

Nick Whittle: “There was the sea”

Nick Whittle tells Robert Edison Sandiford how the Caribbean has influenced his art

Stephen Ames with his wife Jodi and their sons Justin and Ryan. Photograph courtesy Marilyn Ames

Stephen Ames: big men and a little white ball

Marlon Miller follows Stephen Ames’s bogeys and birdies over the years

Several holes on the Dye Fore course sit high on the gorge, 500 feet above the beautiful Chavron River. Photograph courtesy Casa De Campo

Tee time: Caribbean golf courses

Andrew Marshall strolls around the best and most beautiful Caribbean golf courses

Shaggy looking back at Hayfield at the beginning of the Cunha Cunha pass. Photograph by Emily Zobel Marshall

Tracking Anansi

Emily Zobel Marshall finds Anansi, the star of Caribbean folktales, among the Maroons of Jamaica

NDTC dancers in Rex Nettleford’s Ancestral Dance-work. Photograph courtesy Maria Layacona

The Jamaica’s National Dance Theatre Company: renewal and resistance

Jamaica’s National Dance Theatre Company celebrated its 45th anniversary this year. Founder Professor Rex Nettleford looks back at its history

View of Kukenan and Roraima from the second mirador on the trail from Paraitepui, Canaima National Park, Estado Bolivar, Venezuela. Photograph by Nicholas Laughlin

Mt Roraima: House of the Gods

Nicholas Laughlin retraces his steps to the summit of the mystical Mt Roraima

A bag from Jendayi’s afrocentric line. Photograph courtesy Karen Watson

It’s in the bag

Laura Dowrich-Phillips takes a look inside the handbags Caribbean designers are creating

Household accessories and Indian trinkets at House of Jaipur. Photograph by Shirley Bahadur

Where east meets west

James Fuller visits the trade fairs and boutiques that offer Indian artefacts and art in the southern Caribbean

Pastelles, a popular Christmas staple. Photograph by Shirley Bahadur

Sugar and spice

West Indian goodies bring Christmas joy to Franka Philip

Illustations by Shalini Seereeram

Christmas cake and mushroom clouds

‘Twas the night before Christmas…but it wasn’t the Yuletide log burning in Donna Yawching’s house—it was her attempt at baking Christmas cake

René Maran: French lessons

James Ferguson looks at René Maran, the first black writer to win the Prix Goncourt

Takyanna Nedd of Roxborough Composite School and Brillience Sammy of Waterloo High School discuss ideas. Photograph courtesy RBTT Financial Group

Young, gifted and back

RBTT creates well-rounded students through the regional Young Leaders programme

Photograph courtesy GMTCS

Green goodies from Guyana

From crabwood oil to soap, see why the North West Organics line of products are good for your health and the environment

Lady Saw (Marion Hall). Photograph courtesy VP Records

Lady Saw: she came, she saw

Garry Steckles becomes a Lady Saw fan at the St Kitts Music Festival

Claire Piper (in red) serenades guests at President`s House, Trinidad. Photograph courtesy E Matthews

Piper of parang

Laura Dowrich-Phillips looks at the life of a parrandera musician, Claire Piper, during parang season in Trinidad

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