Issue 107 (January/February 2011)

From a wooden cathedral to the towering Kaieteur Falls, Ruth-Ann Lynch was dazzled by its diversity • Judy Raymond sends some postcards from New York City • Bevil Wooding of T&T is one of only seven people in the world who hold keys to the Internet. But, he tells Gerard Best, what he really wants is for the rest of the region to have greater access • Redemption in Indigo is like no other West Indian writing. Robert Edison Sandiford talked to author Karen Lord • David Katz pays tribute to reggae singer Gregory Isaacs • Producer Martin Raymond talked to Tracy Assing about the T&T Carnival music scene • Abigail Hadeed shares her images of Trinidad’s old-time Carnival characters • Sun, sea, sand – and fertility treatments. Debbie Jacob looks at the medical tourism offered in Barbados • Essiba Small tries out this ancient art – first-hand • Nazma Muller finds her spiritual side on a 7,000-foot peak in Jamaica • T&T Carnival is conserved in Anton Gabriel’s Toronto museum of mas. Donna Yawching took the tour • The indigenous people of the region are rewriting history. Filmmaker Tracy Assing told her side of the story to James Fuller • More than just doggerel sung to a small guitar, it’s also the music of protest and passion. Debbie Jacob talked to two experts • He’s alive and well and singing calypso in St Kitts. Garry Steckles met him • James Ferguson celebrates the end of the dictatorial Duvalier dynasty • Now you can download a dinner recipe. Franka Philip wonders whether to toss away the cookbooks • For 30 years Rosemarie Kuru Jaggessar dreamed of being T&T’s Queen of Carnival. She told Cedriann Martin how it feels

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