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Caribbean Beat Magazine

As far as it goes | Snapshot

When Grenadian Anderson Peters won javelin gold at the 2019 World Championships, it took observers by surprise. This was no overnight success, says Sheldon Waithe — but the product of steady hard work and staunch confidence. Now the young athlete is preparing for his biggest challenge yet at the 2020 Summer Olympics

Peters won gold at the 2019 World Championships with a throw of 86.89 metres. Photo by DPA/Alamy Stock Photo

Caribbean Christmas recipes

Christmas the Caribbean way As chill winds blow up here in the north, hastening the birth of Christ, everyone around me is happily browsing or buying gifts, looking forward to a white Christmas. I, on the other hand, am yearning for the land of my birth, and a true Caribbean Christmas. The scent of pines …

Served with or without ice, ponche á creme is a heady delight. Photograph courtesy Nestlé Trinidad and Tobago Ltd

Grenada Grace

Despite its long and turbulent history, Grenada is a peaceful and serene island, a place of infinite charm; its friendly people and beautiful beaches make it a wonderful place to live, and perfect for a holiday. Jeremy Taylor reports on the special blend that is Grenada, Isle of Spice
St George’s climbs the hillside above the Carenage. Photo by Mike Toy

25 Caribbean achievers under 25

Caribbean Beat celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2017. But this isn’t only an opportunity to look back at our quarter century of publication: it’s also a moment to look ahead to the new generation of talented, determined Caribbean people who will shape the decades ahead. In this special feature, we introduce 25 remarkable young people aged 25 and under. Athletes and entrepreneurs, artists and scientists — they and their contemporaries are the future of our region

Stories of what-if

Call it sci-fi, speculative fiction, fantasy — it’s one of the world’s most popular genres of storytelling, and a growing wave of Caribbean writers are bringing our voices, culture, and history to tales of mythical pasts and thrilling futures, lost worlds and faraway planets. Philip Sander talks to sci-fi authors Nalo Hopkinson, Tobias Buckell, Karen Lord, and R.S.A. Garcia