Issue 100 (November/December 2009)

Never mind the volcanic eruptions, these Montserrat folks have a festival to celebrate. James Fuller joined the party • The regional financial giant RBTT merged with the Royal Bank of Canada a year ago. James Fuller checks on their progress so far • Will Henley reports on efforts to help the Caribbean combat global warming • What do you do after you’ve been a superstar? Vaneisa Baksh reflects on the past and the future of former West Indies batting hero Brian Lara • The joys of motherhood can be bittersweet even for a former beauty queen, and Wendy Fitzwilliam shares some of them in her new book. Laura Dowrich-Phillips took a read • Real-life adventure or just a rollicking good yarn? Nicholas Laughlin reads between the lines of Papillon, the classic account of an escape from French Guiana’s Devil’s Island • He died a decade ago, but Laura Dowrich-Phillips finds that Merchant’s peers have not forgotten this great calypsonian • Tobago’s Signal Hill Alumni Choir has travelled the world to perform. Jonathan Ali listened to their siren song • and much more!


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