Postcards from the Caribbean’s most extraordinary places
Issue 176 (May/June 2023)
The latest issue of Caribbean Beat — our 176th — is all new for May/June 2023! Inside, meet young rising stars — 19-year-old Barbadian race car driver Zane Maloney; and young US and UK artists with Caribbean roots making their mark on the music industry. Speaking of leaving your mark, learn about Renee Robinson’s work in the Jamaican and international film industry, before taking a journey to St John’s, Antigua, then through five more of the region’s stunning World Heritage Sites. Discover the region’s rich linguistic heritage (with our more than 70 languages!); how to “green” your vacation; the story of the “Caribbean Cane and Abel”…and whether you really can cook a “healthy” macaroni pie! And as always, enjoy our reviews of new Caribbean book and music releases, before testing your mettle with our puzzles and trivia quizzes! Pick up a copy on your next Caribbean Airlines flight, via subscription, or read online!
Cover image by Caribbean Airlines as part of their “Welcome Home” campaign.
Essential info about what’s happening across the region in May and June!
This month’s listening picks from the Caribbean — featuring new music by Etienne Charles; Cozier; David Walters; and Érol Josué
This month’s reading picks from the Caribbean, with reviews of Hungry Ghosts by Kevin Jared Hosein; The Adventures of a Black Edwardian Intellectual by Pamela Roberts; The Animated Universe by Samantha Thornhill; and Where Dogs Bark with Their Tails by Estelle-Sarah Bulle
Extraordinary places across the Caribbean region to add to your bucket list…
At just 19, Barbadian race car driver Zane Maloney has already become an international sensation. Shelly-Ann Inniss takes a look at his journey — and prospects
Renee Robinson on her work in the international film industry and as Jamaica’s film commissioner, and the great opportunities she sees for Caribbean film — as told to Caroline Taylor
Dr Jo-Anne Ferreira explores the more than 70 languages (many of them Creole or Indigenous) we speak and sign in the Caribbean, and why valuing and preserving them is so crucial
From Caribbean-born superstars to innovative artists with Caribbean roots, Nigel A Campbell looks at the region’s lasting impact on the global music industry — 50 years after the birth of hip-hop
The UNESCO World Heritage Sites around the greater Caribbean are of special cultural and historical importance to us all. Shelly-Ann Inniss guides us through five more sites for your sights, in part three of our series
Short answer: yes it can. Racquel Moses of the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator shows the way — and why sustainable tourism is so critically important to the Caribbean economically, culturally, and ecologically
St Kitts, 1623: Thomas Warner establishes the first English colonial settlement in the Caribbean. His legacy of conflict would spill over into Antigua and Dominica — and to his sons. James Ferguson learns more