Author: Polly Pattullo

Arts and Architecture, People, Jamaica

Gloria Escoffery — Miss G

Gloria Escoffery calls herself “a crazy old lady” and a “country bumpkin.” Nothing could be further from the truth. She is not only...

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Travel, Culture, Lifestyle, Dominica

Gardening in the tropics

Polly Pattullo’s “Gardening in the Tropics” is reproduced from Caribbean Dispatches: Beyond the Tourist Dream (Macmillan...

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Environment, People, Arts, St. Lucia

St. Lucia’s Llewellyn Xavier: Turning Green

Llewellyn Xavier is slicing an avocado. It is not just a chore. “Look,” he says, “if you cut it across and not...

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Culture, Literature, People, Dominica

Phyllis Alfrey: The Art of Living Together

When the Dominican writer and politician Phyllis Shand Allfrey died in 1986, her coffin was draped with the flag of the West Indies...

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Culture, Film and Television, People

Horace Ové: Coming Home

One moment Horace Ové was busy filming on a Caribbean beach, solving the sort of intellectual and technical problems that beset any...

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Culture, Environment, History, Montserrat

Montserrat: Mountains of Ash

It was difficult to grasp the fact that it was possible to walk across the verandah and through the shutters straight into a first-floor...

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Travel, Culture, Lifestyle, Trinidad and Tobago

Off the Beaten Track: Macuro, Trinidad

When you arrive at the village of Macuro, your hosts bring their wheelbarrows to meet you. There is no other transport. Your bags are...

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