Author: Michael Goodwin

Music, People, Trinidad and Tobago

Singing Sandra: One Voice from the Ghetto

Singing Sandra, the reigning Calypso Monarch of Trinidad and Tobago, is a glorious set of contradictions. She’s top calypsonian in...

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Culture, Travel, Lifestyle, French Caribbean

Discover the French Caribbean

It’s easy to think that the voice of the Caribbean speaks primarily English. This would be a serious injustice to the vibrant world of...

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Festivals and Events, Trinidad and Tobago

Carnival time again

Trinidad Carnival is here again. Whether you’re planning your trip to Trinidad and Tobago now or can only play via the internet, here are...

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Culture, Technology, Lifestyle

Netwatch: Caribbean Summer

It may be off-season but it still sweet fuh so! The sensual contrast between sleet and snow at home and the warm breezes of the tropics...

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Culture, Music, People, Trinidad and Tobago

Lord Blake: farewell to the warlord

Carlton “Blakie” Joseph 3 November, 1932–6 January, 2005 When Carlton Joseph, best known by his calypso sobriquet of Warlord Blakie,...

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Culture, Festivals and Events, Trinidad and Tobago

Indian Carnival cousins

We’ll never know what Trinidad’s long-time “Jam-ette” Carnival was really like in the 1860s, with its kalenda stickfighting bands...

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Literature, Reviews

Book Buzz (September/October 2004)

The bright side of life (and death) The Annihilation of Fish and Other Stories Anthony C. Winkler (Macmillan Caribbean, ISBN 1-4050-2639-1)...

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Film and Television

Screen buzz (Jan/Feb 2004)

Back in the gayelle Ask any television station operative in the Caribbean about local programming and they’ll tell you one thing: it’s...

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