Issue 113 (January/February 2012)

In 300 years, Tobago changed hands 30 times. Donna Yawching chronicles its colourful past • British entrepreneur Peter de Savary is making major investments in Grenada. He told Lisa Allen-Agostini why • Machel Montano has new tricks up his sleeve for T&T Carnival 2012 • Why does Rikki Jai, an affable, unassuming calypsonian, attract controversy? Sheila Rampersad explains • Singer Kees Dieffenthaller tells Laura Dowrich-Phillips what his fans can expect for T&T Carnival this year • David Katz on the tragic and shocking death of Joel Chin • Soca star Fay-Ann Lyons tells Cedriann Martin how she balances family life and a Carnival career • Essiba Small previews the mas bands of T&T Carnival 2012 • Anywhere in the world, you can now watch T&T Carnival online. Desiree Seebaran on a pioneering project • Photographer Abigail Hadeed follows All Stars, the oldest steelband in T&T, from its panyard in east Port of Spain • Kim Johnson explains the musical and social importance of Taspo, T&T’s first national steelband • Jonathan Ali on the European Jews who found refuge in Suriname four centuries ago • Bridget van Dongen digs up a jewel of a store in Antigua • T&T comedian Rachel Price feeds Franka Philip macaroni pie and memories • Garry Steckles tells the story of a driving force in Jamaican music • James Ferguson on the sculpture that was the start of Jamaica’s national collection of art • Judy Raymond watches artists Ashraph and Shalini Seereeram whip up a Carnival band full of style and satire

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