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Caribbean Bookshelf (Spring 1993)

A round up of new and recent books about the Caribbean.

English Harbour, centre for Antigua's legendary Sailing Week. Photograph by Chris Huxley

Come on Down to the Caribbean!

There's a special excitement in the air this time of the year: sailing, surfing, fishing, carnivals, cricket....

Barbados mounted police ride through Bridgetown's Independence Arch. Photograph by Eleanor Chandler

A Break in Barbados

Your complete guide to one of the Caribbean's favourite holiday islands.

Meet the Love BUV: A Caribbean Car

A Trinidad businessman is applying Henry Ford's ideas to a new vehicle built specially for the Caribbean.

Derek Walcott’s Nobel Works

In a special tribute to the 1992 Nobel laureate for literature, Jeremy Taylor, Raoul Pantin, Pat Ismond, and Skye Hernandez look back at Derek Walcott's career.

Music in the sun at the 1992 St Lucia Jazz Festival. Photograph by Chris Huxley

Island Jazz

There are almost three dozen jazz festivals a year in the Caribbean. What's going on?.

Trinidad Carnival for Beginners

Is Trinidad and Tobago's carnival as good as everyone says? Can visitors join in easily? How do you wine? Garry Steckles guides you through the crowd.

Cuban film poster

Where have all the Caribbean movies gone?

The Caribbean has a thriving film industry – but it's struggling to make itself heard and seen.

Comic by Faithe Pantelides

What’s Your Name Again?

In the Caribbean you need a nickname, and it won't be an obvious one.

SuperBlue live. Photograph by Abigail Hadeed

SuperBlue: the Pied Piper of Soca

As the 1993 Carnival season looms ahead, Debbie Jacob profiles SuperBlue, Trinidad & Tobago's Road March King and feels the uncanny spell of his beat.