Post Tagged with: "Issue 89 (January/February 2008)"

Queen’s Park Oval. Photograph by Robert Taylor

Beyond a boundary

Vaneisa Baksh describes her unexpected response when she was finally granted membership in Trinidad’s Queen’s Park Cricket Club, 10 years later.

Fishtail ferns soften the edges of the riverstone path. Photograph by Michelle Jorsling

Sexy orange & purple petrea

Sharon Millar battles snakes, hard soil and a jungle-like backyard to create a garden that leaves her breathless with excitement.

David Rudder. Photograph by Robert Taylor

Is calypso dying?

Once upon a time calypso tents in Trinidad drew massive crowds. These days, some have closed their doors and others are struggling to survive.

Model Christiane Steel wears a caramel-coloured wedding dress from the 1970s. Photograph by Marlon Rouse

Meiling: the realm of style

Caribbean Beat editor Judy Raymond spent many arduous months following Trinidadian designer Meiling to document her career.

Starlift Steel Orchestra. Photograph courtesy Percy Pitts

Flashes of the pan

Kim Johnson is on a mission. He is compiling a National Steelband Archive but finding photos is hard. Beware, he may come knocking on your door soon.

Assassin aka Jeffrey Campbell. Photograph courtesy VP Records

Happenings (January/February 2008)

A brief look at the events that will have the Caribbean buzzing in January and February.

Laventille Rhythm Section. Photograph by Robert Taylor

CD reviews (January/February 2008)

A roundup of the latest Caribbean music CDs.

Frigate Bay Beach. Photograph by Michael Head

Seven days in St Kitts

Garry Steckles finds seven days of activities for you to do while in St Kitts and Nevis.

Movie reviews (January/February 2008)

Movie reviews (January/February 2008)

A roundup of some new Caribbean movies.

This rum shop has been sponsored and painted in Absolut vodka colours. Photograph by Paul Marshall

Barbados rum: the spirit of the sugar cane

Andrew Marshall snaps down sweet perfection in some of Barbados’s many rum shops.