Issue 67 (May/June 2004)

We fly high with Trinidadian rock band Orange Sky, learn the story of Elaine Potter Richardson also known as writer Jamaica Kincaid, travel to Costa Rica for some extreme adventures and remember artist and Caribbean Beat contributor Isaiah Boodhoo plus all our regular departments and a whole lot more.

The mile high club band

High Like The (Orange) Sky

With their unique soul-strumming rock-reggae sound and easy-going calypso vibe, the Orange Sky are the stars of Trinidad’s local rock music scene. Now they're making their most ambitious move yet: trying for an international breakthrough. Are they really ready for fame?
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Braulio Carillo National Park

Costa Rica Adventure

Costa Rica, one of BWIA’s newest destinations, is a favourite with adventure tourists. From Pacific surfing to paragliding off a cliff, from white water rafting to zip lining through the cloud forest canopy- not to mention the smoking volcanoes waiting to be climbed- there's more than enough to keep the most restless visitor busy, while nature lovers marvel at the abundance of birds and butterflies
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Everywhere at Cranbrook you hear the sound of rushing water

Cranbrook Gardens: Water, Water, Everywhere

Bounded by two pristine rivers near Jamaica’s north coast, the Cranbrook Flower Forest is a lush paradise of trees and lawns, trails and pools, and thousands of brilliant tropical blossoms. Martin Mordecai visits this tranquil 40-acre St Ann garden, created by master horticulturalist Ivan Linton in the grounds of a former coconut estate, and discovers that the sound of rushing water is music to the jaded soul. Plus six other magnificent Jamaican gardens worth exploring
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Elaine Potter Richardson known as Jamaica Kincaid, a flamboyant young writer. Photograph by Robert E. Woolmington/courtesy Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Jamaica Kincaid: Looking Back In Anger

Angry, fearless, and sharply funny, Jamaica Kincaid’s novels and short stories explore the repossession of the self and the assertion of individual independence in the face of dehumanising history. Jeremy Taylor tells the story of Elaine Potter Richardson, the bookish girl from Antigua who moved to New York and reinvented herself as the celebrated writer Jamaica Kincaid
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