Author: Caroline Taylor

Food and Cuisine

Food for thought | Did you know

The Caribbean is full of words with fascinating origins and histories — including those for our favourite festive foods. University of the West Indies linguistics lecturer Dr Jo-Anne S Ferreira shares some insights, and why what some consider linguistic “corruptions” are really preservations and innovations — as told to Caroline Taylor

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Music, Theatre and Dance, People, United Kingdom, Trinidad and Tobago

Melanie La Barrie: Broadway bound | Snapshot

After decades delighting audiences in Trinidad & Tobago and Great Britain, Melanie (Hudson) La Barrie makes her Broadway debut. Caroline Taylor learns more

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Film and Television, People, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago

Mishael Morgan: “I was designed for that moment because of where I came from” | Own Words

Trinidad-born Mishael Morgan on making Daytime Emmy history; living with purpose; and the power of storytelling — as told to Caroline Taylor

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Homepage Slider, Immerse, Community, Environment, Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad & Tobago’s turtles: the old girls & the sea | Inspire

Community-based organisations have made Trinidad & Tobago the most important leatherback nesting site in the hemisphere. Caroline Taylor shares how, and why you must see these beautiful creatures up close

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Arrive, Festivals and Events, Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad Carnival is love | Backstory

This year’s Trinidad Carnival season is once again a time of uncertainty, thanks to the ongoing pandemic. But while lovers of the festival dream of spectacular Carnivals to come, they also cherish memories of Carnivals past. Janine Mendes-Franco, Mark Lyndersay, Laura Dowrich, and Caroline Taylor share their treasured Carnival memories in this year’s instalment of “Carnival is love”

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Engage, Music, People, Cuba, United States

Tania León: “My music has an accent” | Backstory

The sonic world of composer Tania León was shaped by her childhood in Cuba — and by her willingness to reinvent herself, writes Caroline Taylor

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Immerse, Film and Television, Cuba

Ana de Armas — chasing the dream | Snapshot

Cuban actress Ana de Armas may seem like an overnight success, but behind her rise to stardom are fifteen years of hard work, starting at Havana’s famous theatre school. Caroline Taylor says her biggest successes are still to come

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Immerse, People, Sports, Haiti

Naomi Osaka: a Haitian-Japanese star on the rise | Snapshot

For anyone who likes easy answers to questions of identity, Naomi Osaka is a conundrum: half-Haitian, half-Japanese, raised for part of her childhood in New York City, visibly hybrid. As Caroline Taylor learns, Osaka hasn’t always been comfortable with the role of mixed-race role model — but she’s learning to embrace it, on her own terms

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