Issue 89 (January/February 2008)

Garry Steckles finds seven days of activities for you to do in St Kitts, and you don’t want to be unprepared; Andrew Marshall snaps down sweet perfection in some of Barbados’s many rum shops; Erline Andrews discovers that there’s a carnival happening all year round; David Katz looks back at the long and glorious career of Burning Spear; Wendell Manwarren speaks to Tracy Assing about his involvement in Carnival; Sharon Millar battles snakes, hard soil and a jungle-like backyard to create a garden that leaves her breathless with excitement; Debbie Jacob analyses the decline of Calypso; an excerpt from Beat editor Judy Raymond’s book, Meiling: Fashion Designer; Kim Johnson and the National Steelband Archive; Garry Steckles runs into legendary musicians Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare; Vaneisa Baksh describes her unexpected response when she was finally granted membership in Trinidad’s Queen’s Park Cricket Club; James Ferguson looks at lessons Admiral Lord Nelson could have taught his namesake, calypsonian Lord Nelson; Franka Philip discusses the finer points of carnival’s culinary accompaniments; book and CD reviews; happenings, calendar and more!

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