Issue 61 (May/June 2003)

We profile Bajan cricket commentator Tony Cozier, take a look at the future of West Indian Cricket with our Next 11 spread, go on the set of Westwood Park and meet distinguished South African novelist Peter Abrahams at his Jamaica home plus all our regular departments and a whole lot more.

Jason Mohammed

West Indies Cricket: The Next 11 . . .

From Jamaica in the north to Guyana in the south, thousands of young players keep cricket alive on our streets, playgrounds, and beaches. Their passion, talent, and joy are what guarantee the continuing success of the game. Dylan Kerrigan, with some expert advice, has assembled a team's worth of gifted youngsters who shone at the 2002 regional under -15- tournament. They and their peers are the future of West Indies cricket
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Peter Abrahams

Peter Abrahams: The View From Coyaba

Born in South Africa, the celebrated novelist Peter Abrahams has lived in Jamaica for over 40 years, bringing his unique historical perspective to bear on the culture and society of his adopted homeland. Jane Bryce reads Abrahams's memoir, The Coyaba Chronicles, and reflects on a life at the centre of the 20th century's great questions.
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Tony Cozier: a Voice & a Vision

For 40 years he's been the instantly recognisable voice of West Indies cricket. Among contemporary cricket commentators, Tony Cozier has no betters, and few equals. He's seen the team at its most invincible, and its most vulnerable, and at every stage in between. Georgia Popplewell discovers the inside story of Cozier's long and sometimes intimate relationship with the West Indies cricket team
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Good, Bad and Ugly Bugs

Call them bugs or call them bacteria - the tiny creepy crawlies are all around us. They can make us sick, but they can also be good for us. Maura Imbert investigates the usefulness of these ubiquitous micro-organisms
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The Westwood Park crew on location in Barbados

Westwood Park: Lights, Camera, Bacchanal

Blackmail, murder, adultery, cross-dressing—now in its fifth scandal-filled season, Trinidad’s soap opera series Westwood Park has become the surprise hit of Caribbean night-time television. B.C. Pires goes behind the scenes and figures out the secret of Westwood's success
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