Issue 99
(September/October 2009)

In this Issue:

Gregory Gill of Barbados watches his partner Elwyn Oxley spike as Philippe Pignol of Guadeloupe attempts to block in the final. Photograph courtesy Leisure Entertainment

Happenings (September/October 2009)

A round-up of current events on the Caribbean calendar
by and

The Central Suriname Nature Reserve from the Voltzberg Dome. Photograph by Andy Isaacson

Suriname’s rainforest: journey to the back of beyond

Suriname’s vast, virgin rainforests are being carefully preserved. But a few hardy visitors venture into the heart of this wilderness

An interior view of e TecK's flagship building. Photograph courtesy e TecK

A stroll in the InTech park

Cars are banned, there’s a butterfly reserve in it – but this east Trinidad project is also on the cutting edge of science and green technology

Canari building awareness of media and civil society organisations from the Caribbean at a workshop in Laborie, St Lucia. Photograph courtesy Annalise Bayney

Canari: yes, they can

Working behind the scenes, a little-known Trinidad-based environmental group has won a prestigious MacArthur award for its conservation efforts

John Paul Jones. Photograph by Time Life Pictures/Getty images

John Paul Jones: turning point in Tobago

John Paul Jones was a pirate and a murderer — who became a hero of the American Revolution. Debbie Jacob dug up the story of how his fortunes changed

Ramnaresh Sarwan cuts for runs during his innings of 35 vs Sri Lanka at the Queen`s Park Oval, Trinidad. April 2008. Photograph Iossjr

Ramnaresh Sarwan: a soft-spoken star

At home with his parents in Guyana, he’s just Ronnie. But put him on a cricket pitch and Ramnaresh Sarwan is a star

CaRiMi members Carlo Vieux, Richard Cave and Mickael Guirand in St Maarten. Photograph by Judy H Fitzpatrick

CaRiMi: hip hop from Haiti

Though musical trio CaRiMi have made it big in the US, their music still captures the struggles of their homeland

Alison Antrobus. Photograph courtesy The Spanish Court Hotel/Fanz Marzouca

The Antrobus: top-drawer design

The problem: a bag that can hold all your stuff – but so that you can still find it. The answer? It’s in the Antrobus bag.

Gil Figaro and Trinidad and Tobago High Commissioner to Uganda Patrick Edwards during the Sunshine Awards reception in Uganda. Photograph courtesy The Sunshine Awards

The forecast is Sunshine: New York’s Sunshine Awards

Caribbean musicians are honoured in an annual ceremony that brings a ray of light into a New York autumn: the Sunshine Awards

Bernadette Bedard. Photograph courtesy Passion Fruit Designs

Bernadette Bedard: swimwear that sizzles

Crystals and a Carnival influence are the winning combination in Bernadette Bedard’s swimsuit designs

Cover- courtesy

Reviews (September/October 2009)

The new music, the movies and the books that are reflecting the region right now

Ernest Ranglin in Montreux in 2004. Photograph by Boot

Where is the world?

Caribbean music has had a huge global impact. But at a world music festival in Abu Dhabi, there were no regional bands in the line-up...

Errol Flynn. Photograph by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Errol Flynn’s Jamaica Inn

The Hollywood actor’s swashbuckling lifestyle continued when the cameras stopped rolling...

A regular sight on the eastern side of the Queen`s Park Savannah, Trinidad, a corn soup vendor serves her many customers. Photograph by Shirley Bahadur

Soup, soup, beautiful soup

In this part of the world, soup isn’t just an appetizer — it’s a whole meal in itself.

Buddie Miller. Photograph by James Fuller

Buddie Miller: hunter captured by the game

It’s open season, and Buddie Miller is heading into the forests of Trinidad with his shotgun. James Fuller finds out why Miller is wild about hunting

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