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Photo courtesy St Lucia Tourist Board

Word of mouth (May/June 2016)

Issue 139 (May/June 2016) | 0 comments
St Lucia Jazz — celebrating twenty-five years — brings artists and audiences close, and Jamaica’s Calabash Literary Festival inspires real ardour

Photo by Maria Nunes

Word of mouth (January/February 2016)

Issue 137 (January/February 2016) | 0 comments
T&T’s Carnival Kings and Queens cross the stage, while regional Carnival celebrations across the two islands have all the energy without Port of Spain’s crowds and chaos

Photograph by Multimedia Concepts

Bunji Garlin: send dem riddim crazy

Issue 131 (January/February 2015) | 1 comment
The 2013 hit “Differentology” was his international breakthrough, but Trinidadian soca star Bunji Garlin is no overnight success. Laura Dowrich looks back at Bunji’s rise from the pavements of Arima to the world stage, while Mark Lyndersay offers a personal take on the twenty-year evolution of the artiste’s sound

Machel Montano. Photograph by Elizabeth Montano

How Machel Montano is misunderstood

Issue 108 (March/April 2011) | 0 comments
The former wild child of T&T Carnival is back. He explains to Laura Dowrich-Phillips his absence from the party circuit last year...

Trinidad Carnival Diary: Carnival 365 days a year

Issue 108 (March/April 2011) | 0 comments
It’s a way of life for the anonymous Saucy Diva, whose blog at Trinidad Carnival Diary is wildly popular

One of Robert Young’s creations from his design label, The Cloth, at Guyana Fashion Week. Photograph courtesy Guyana Fashion Week/Donn Thompson

Happenings (November/December 2010)

Issue 105 (September/October 2010) | 0 comments
A round-up of current and coming events on the Caribbean calendar

Gospel singer Russell Leonce. Photograph by Kibwe Braithwaite, courtesy Russell Leonce

Russell Leonce: minister of music

Issue 105 (September/October 2010) | 0 comments
Gospel music is hugely popular in the region. But Laura Dowrich-Phillips finds singer Russell Leonce is a reluctant star

Performing at a Vintage Kaiso show at the Queen`s Park Savannah. Photograph courtesy Trinidad Express

Merchant, is that you?

Issue 100 (November/December 2009) | 0 comments
He died a decade ago, but Laura Dowrich-Phillips finds that Merchant's peers have not forgotten this great calypsonian

Wendy Fitzwilliam and her son Ailan. Photograph by Courtesy Lexicon

Wendy Fitzwilliam: between a mother and a son

Issue 100 (November/December 2009) | 0 comments
The joys of motherhood can be bittersweet even for a former beauty queen, and Wendy Fitzwilliam shares some of them in her new book

Alison Antrobus. Photograph courtesy The Spanish Court Hotel/Fanz Marzouca

The Antrobus: top-drawer design

Issue 99 (September/October 2009) | 0 comments
The problem: a bag that can hold all your stuff – but so that you can still find it. The answer? It’s in the Antrobus bag.