Post Tagged with: "Issue 105 (September/October 2010)"

Feel all right: the positive power of reggae

Feel all right: the positive power of reggae

Garry Steckles tells of some teachable moments on the positive power of reggae – and what happens when those chances are missed.

The 1960 march in the rain to demand the return of Chaguaramas to the people of Trinidad and Tobago. Front row, from left: government ministers WJ Alexander, Dr Eric Williams, Learie Constantine, Dr Patrick Solomon and Ulric Lee. Photograph by Sampson Studios, courtesy Kim Johnson

Working for the Yankee dollar

Trinidad was “invaded” in World War II by friendly – very friendly – US forces. James Ferguson sifts through the unexpected fallout .

One of Robert Young’s creations from his design label, The Cloth, at Guyana Fashion Week. Photograph courtesy Guyana Fashion Week/Donn Thompson

Happenings (November/December 2010)

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

Illustration by Tessa Alexander

Saving the best for last

Mango sorbet, cassava pone, pumpkin fudge, pommecythère pie…Franka Philip dreamed of delicious local desserts – but had a rude awakening.

The Owia Salt Pond. Photograph by Paul Crask

St Vincent top ten

Don’t know what to do in St Vincent and the Grenadines? You’ll be spoilt for choice if you follow Paul Crask’s suggestions.

Gospel singer Russell Leonce. Photograph by Kibwe Braithwaite, courtesy Russell Leonce

Russell Leonce: minister of music

Gospel music is hugely popular in the region. But Laura Dowrich-Phillips finds singer Russell Leonce is a reluctant star.

Nicole de Weever (centre) with actor Will Smith (left) and co-producer Jada Pinkett Smith at the grand opening of Fela. Photograph courtesy Nicole de Weever

Nicole de Weever: dancing with the stars

Nicole de Weever is treading the boards on Broadway, in the hit musical Fela. Judy Fitzpatrick met her at home in St Maarten.

Andrea Levy. Photograph courtesy Laurie Fletcher

The long song of Andrea Levy

A sugar plantation in 19th-century Jamaica is the scene of the novelist’s ambitious new book. She talked about it with David Katz .

Marlene NourbeSe Philip. Photograph courtesy M NourbeSe Philip/Hardie Philip-Chamberlain

Marlene NourbeSe Philip: “Paradise comes with a price”

Tobago-born Marlene NourbeSe Philip is an award-winning writer....

Canadian forward Nour Ghoneim evades a defender at the 2010 CONCACAF Women`s Under-17 Championship. Photograph courtesy CONCACAF.COM

She shoots, she scores

The U17 Women’s World Cup kicks off in Trinidad & Tobago in September. James Fuller on the new goals of regional women’s football .