Author: Mark Meredith

Theatre and Dance, People

Natalie Reis: flamenco flame

Natalie Reis always knew she had rhythm. A Trinidadian of Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Scottish, African, Carib, and Dominican...

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Culture, Environment, Travel, Lifestyle, Montserrat

Volcano is boss: Montserrat after the Soufrière Hills eruption

“It came upon us very suddenly one night — 18 July, 1995. It sounded in Plymouth as though a big jet was landing. It was roaring,”...

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Culture, Travel, Lifestyle, Suriname

A Sip of Suriname

It’s one o’clock in the morning in Paramaribo. I’m in the back of a taxi piloted by a Guyanese man, flying through the puddles in...

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Culture, Lifestyle, Trinidad and Tobago

Bachacs: No Surrender

My tiny garden in England gave me few problems. If it looked parched in the summer, that was because of the hosepipe bans, and it always...

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Culture, Food and Cuisine, People

Caribbean Christmas Recipes from Khalid Mohammed

Last July, the Caribbean’s best chefs and bartenders gathered in Miami for the Caribbean Hotel Associations’s “Taste of the...

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Culture, Environment, People, Trinidad and Tobago

Winston Nanan and the Caroni Swamp

When he was 11, Winston Nanan’s father pulled him out of school and sent him into the swamp.   It should have been an inauspicious...

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Culture, People, Sports, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad’s Stephen Ames: Seeing Green

Chaguaramas Public Golf Course on Trinidad’s north-west peninsula. A still, sultry February afternoon. Vultures wheel lazily under a...

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Culture, Food and Cuisine, History, Trinidad and Tobago

Tropical Chocs

Only during the short, frenzied feeding days of Easter do we eat even more chocolate. At this time of year, even after the saturation...

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