Issue 90 (March/April 2008)

Maggie Lee on Chris Blackwell on his Midas touch; Laura Dowrich-Phillips looks at Caribbean boxers’ struggle for recognition; events that will have the Caribbean buzzing in March and April; how we can reduce the transmission of HIV in the Caribbean by getting into GEARS; Judy Fitzpatrick explores buried treasure in St Martin’s waters; James Fuller looks at how global warming is threatening to redefine life in the Caribbean; rising Caribbean stars; Jamaican poet Stacey Ann Chin tells Caroline Taylor about her harrowing journey to fame; Essiba Small gets close and personal with hit producers, De Red Boyz; Tracy Assing flies through the pages of Martin Kenefick’s new book about Trinidad’s birds; Caroline Taylor visits Haitian Jean-Ralph Thurin’s high-fashion bridal salon in New Jersey; Kari Cobham explores Trinidad’s jazz bar, Arthur’s place; from Catch a Fire to Blackheart Man, David Katz counts down his top 10 reggae albums of all time; Garry Steckles looks at the long career of Toots Hibbert and how closely it paralleled Bob Marley’s; James Ferguson remembers a defining political in Jamaica 30 years ago; Franka Philip now enjoys warm pig head, duck heart on toast and curried liver; Laura Dowrich-Phillips finds out how cassava bread is made in St Lucia, and of course takes a taste; our regular departments and much more!

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