Issue 91
(May/June 2008)

In this Issue:

The Clipper sailing in the English Channel. Photograph courtesy Onedition

Happenings (May/June 2008)

A brief look at the events that will have the Caribbean buzzing in May and June

The trainee becomes the trainer as this young boy helps a colleague explore the Internet after a training session by RBTT technology officers. Photograph courtesy RBTT Financial Group

The keyboard to success

Computers make learning fun for troubled Trinidad youngsters

An Amerindian boy gets ready to jump into the rapids on the Essequibo River, near Fair View village. Photograph by Skye Hernandez

Jungle fever: discover Iwokrama

Skye Hernandez treks through Guyana’s Iwokrama forest, where she discovers a new kind of mosquito repellant and hears the growl of a jaguar…or so sh

A house with a solar energy panel overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, St Joseph, Barbados. Photograph by Adrian Griffith

Sun, wind and water: climate change in the Caribbean

The empire strikes back against global warming - what the Caribbean region is doing to adapt to and minimise the effects of climate change

Noble Douglas. Photograph by Mark Lyndersay

They call her Noble

Trinidadian dancer Noble Douglas trained with the best and in turn has trained the best

Belizean world music star Andy Palacio. Photograph courtesy Cumbancha/Tim O`Malley

Andy Palacio: bard of the Garifuna goes home

Andy Palacio died at the peak of his career. Simon Lee traces the life of the Belizean world music star

BARS` owner Wendell West poses behind the symbol of his profession. Photograph courtesy W Garth Murrell

Wendell West: supplying the party spirit

Wendell West built his business by supplying spirits to the party faithful. Laura Dowrich-Phillips talks to the Trinidadian entrepreneur

Lorraine Toussaint, left, as Captain Kate Perry with her co-stars Holly Hunter and Kenneth Johnson in the squad room. Photograph courtesy TNT/Erik Heinila

Lorraine Toussaint: ‘acting has always been like breathing’

Trinidad-born, US-based actress Lorraine Toussaint opens up to Caroline Taylor about her illustrious career on stage and screen

J-Co performs at the BMAs. Photograph courtesy Kareem Abdulatiff

Barbados: Island in the sun

When singer Rihanna made it big, she catapulted her homeland into the international spotlight...

Dreya Webber, background, and Addie Yungmee, Foreground, are the two main actresses in The Gymnast. Photograph courtesy The Gymnast/Mike Carp

Love after love

Caroline Taylor previews a controversial film festival in Guyana, Painting the Spectrum: A Celebration of Love

The front facade of the Boissiere House, 12 Queen`s Park West, Port of Spain, Trinidad. Designed by architect Edward Bowen. Photograph by Nicholas Laughlin

Perfect, imperfect…future tense

Many of Trinidad’s historical buildings are being bulldozed. As the ‘For Sale’ sign goes up on yet another, a look at how they may be saved

Frances-Anne Solomon on a shoot in New York City in 2008. Photograph courtesy Leda Serene Films/Dominic Velox

Winter movie heads for the tropics

Frances-Anne Solomon’s award-winning movie A Winter Tale, set in the Caribbean Diaspora in Toronto, is to be screened around the region

Photograph courtesy Radical Designs/Richard Cook

Bringing fresh air to fashion

Designer Diane Hunt plans a regional fashion week in May — Fashion Week Trinidad & Tobago — under a large tent

Artist Christopher Cozier introducing Rank, an installation of drawings by Adam Williams, at the opening at Alice Yard. Photograph by Nicholas Laughlin

The yardie boys do it well

Alice Yard is a space where alternative entertainment for the creative and intellectual thrive

Michael Ondaatje, best known for his Booker Prize-winning novel, The English Patient, reads to the audience. Photograph by Georgia Popplewell

How to be cool at the Calabash

Nicholas Laughlin, a seasoned Calabash participant, gives the low-down on really enjoying this Jamaican literary festival

Kisses (2005). Photograph courtesy MacMillan Caribbean

Book reviews (May/June 2008)

Reviews of the latest Caribbean-related books

Ralph MacDonald. Photograph courtesy Sandrine Lee

CD reviews (May/June 2008)

Reviews of Caribbean related CDs

From left: Telford Nelson, Kenyatta Hill, Albert Walker. Photograph courtesy Fast Lane International

Passing on the culture

Garry Steckles looks at how reggae traditions are being passed on down the generations

Some of the first immigrants from the Caribbean arrive at Tilbury, London, on board the Empire Windrush, on June 22, 1948. Photograph by Getty Images/Popperfoto

London is the place for me

In 1948, a ship landed in London bringing over 400 immigrants from the Caribbean. Life in London hasn’t been the same since...

Michael Anatol of Deboss sauce, with partner Lucy Gallacher. Photograph courtesy David Katz

Shadon Beni and Spanish Thyme

David Katz tastes the nostalgia in Michael Anatol’s pepper sauce

Succulent curry shrimp. Photograph by Shirley Bahadur

Brain food

Franka Philip takes time off from slaving over a hot stove to read about Caribbean cuisine

Employees of Vintage Imports, one of the suppliers to Caribbean Airlines, as they enjoy a glass of wine. Photograph courtesy Mirissa De Four

A taste of heaven

James Fuller samples Caribbean Airlines’ new wines…all in the interest of research, of course

Iqbal Hosein, owner of the Caribbean Roti Palace. Photograph by Donna Yawching

King of the roti palace

Donna Yawching takes refuge from Canada’s cold in the heat of the Roti Palace

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