Post Tagged with: "Issue 95 (January/February 2009)"

President of Cuba Fulgencio Batista giving a speech. Photograph by Stan Wayman/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

New year, new era

As Cubans mark 50 years of Fidel, James Ferguson looks back at the day when Castro and Che Guevara first came to town.

Winford Devine. Photograph by David Wears

Winsford Devine: ‘I can’t stop writing’

Winsford Devine has written over 500 calypsoes, many of them classics. He hasn’t always been given his dues, but that won’t stop the music....

Ground provisions, such as the dasheens and sweet potatoes seen above, are not just poor peoples food. Photograph by Andrea De Silva

Ground provisions: food of champions

Franka Philip hits pay dirt with ground provisions.

Brian MacFarlene works on costumes at his Woodbrook, Port of Spain mas camp for his band Earth: Cries of Despair, Wings of Hope. Photograph by Mark Lyndersay

Behind the Trinidad Carnival curtain

For most people, Trinidad Carnival only lasts two days. But for the men and women who build or sew the thousands of costumes, the season starts early.

West Indies batsman Daren Ganga drives for runs during a knock of a century against Australia at the Queens Park Oval, Trinidad. Photograph by Iossjr

Daren Ganga gets going

West Indies batsman Daren Ganga has also been hailed as Trinidad and Tobago’s most successful cricket captain....

Facing the world again from the doorway of Serenity Place. Photograph by Mariamma Kambon

The struggle for serenity

70 In south Trinidad, a group of women is working towards building the only all-female drug rehabilitation centre in the region. .

MSQUARED line by Meiling. Photograph by Wyatt Gallery

Meiling and Msquared

What do you get when you add master designer Meiling to affordable chain-store fashion? .

Midtown Manhattan--West 42nd Street, near Times Square. Photograph by David Corio

Happenings (January/February 2009)

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

Sitara Baal performs at the launch of T and T Ent in July 2007. Photograph courtesy T &T Ent

Flying the flag: T&T Ent

T&T Ent funds performers to help them put the country on the map.

Cap Cana--Juanillo Beach. Photograph courtesy Cap Cana, Dominican Republic

Tourism drive in the Dominican Republic

David Pye offers a sneak preview of the new luxury resorts of the Dominican Republic .