Issue 94 (November/December 2008)

Carefree living may be synonymous with the Caribbean, but saving the environment is serious business everywhere. From unplugging your iPod charger to eating local, Mirissa De Four finds ten ways to live green in the Caribbean • Jim Westlake plays guitar in a rock band, even though he’s also busy overseeing the Caribbean regional banking institution RBTT’s merger with the Royal Bank of Canada. This Canadian executive tells James Fuller how he’s found a work-life balance • They speak English with a Jamaican twang and listen to reggae and dancehall. But as Nicholas Laughlin found out, just don’t ask the inhabitants of San Andres anything about ackee • Ray Funk traces Trinidadian dancer Beryl McBurnie’s stellar career in 1940s New York • His father was Guyana’s first international recording artiste and he is intent on keeping that legacy alive. Roger Hinds, Guyana’s 2008 Calypso Monarch, talks to Ruth Osman • Photographer Sean Drakes meditates on the atmosphere and the architecture of the tranquil churches of Antigua • Laura Dowrich-Phillips digs up stylish and surprising accessories made from local materials • Sharon Millar rummages through the historical documents in a tiny museum-cum-library in St Kitts • and much more!

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