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Noel and Chevaughn Joseph (at left) with a Grenadian family helped by the Just Because Foundation: baby Shemmia with her parents Alisha and Shem. Photo by Warren Le Platte

The Just Because Foundation — a promise to JB

Issue 140 (July/August 2016) | 0 comments
When Chevaughn and Noel Joseph’s young son JB was diagnosed with cancer, they promised him they would help other sick children. Nearly a decade later, the Just Because Foundation supports families at their time of greatest need, Lisa Allen-Agostini discovers

Red Thread’s Karen De Souza. Photograph courtesy the Anthony N Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence

Karen de Souza and (Red) Threads that bind

Issue 130 (November/December 2014) | 0 comments
The Guyanese advocacy group Red Thread began in 1986 to help women at a time of economic problems. Thirty years later, the collective is a major force in the region advocating for the rights of women and young people. Lisa Allen-Agostini talks to co-founder Karen de Souza and learns about the power of grassroots activism

Brian MacFarlane. Photograph by Andrea DeSilva

The man Brian MacFarlane

Issue 108 (March/April 2011) | 0 comments
Since 2005, he’s dominated Trinidad & Tobago’s Carnival with what he calls “theatre mas” – costumes that are more than just bikinis and beads...

Marlene NourbeSe Philip. Photograph courtesy M NourbeSe Philip/Hardie Philip-Chamberlain

Marlene NourbeSe Philip: “Paradise comes with a price”

Issue 105 (September/October 2010) | 0 comments
Tobago-born Marlene NourbeSe Philip is an award-winning writer...

Dancing the cocoa -- the traditional method of polishing the cocoa beans to a high sheen. Photograph courtesy the Belmont Estate

Grenada’s brown gold: organic cocoa

Issue 98 (July/August 2009) | 0 comments
It’s known as the Spice Isle for its nutmeg, but Grenada has other, darker pleasures to offer... high quality organic cocoa.

Incoming medical students don their white coats, a symbol of their chosen profession. Photograph by Joshua Yetman and courtesy SGU

School in the sun: Grenada’s St George’s University

Issue 95 (January/February 2009) | 0 comments
St George’s University, in the tropical setting of Grenada, was once considered merely an offshore American institution. Not any more!

Dancer Roma Johnny puts on gunguru bells before performing the concert`s opening piece, Vandana. Photograph by Mark Lyndersay

Rhythms of our people

Issue 93 (September/October 2008) | 0 comments
One of the rhythms of the Caribbean is that of classical Indian dance. Lisa Allen-Agostini is entranced by a kathak ballet

Scarlet ibis keep watch while perched on a rod at the Wild Fowl Trust, Pointe-à-Pierre. Photograph by Andrea De Silva

The Wild Fowl Trust: oasis of the oilbelt

Issue 87 (September/October 2007) | 0 comments
The Petrotrin oil refinery has been a vital piece of southern Trinidad’s landscape, but nestled in its heart is a Wild Fowl Trust

The Wrath of Tutankhamun (Curtis Eustace), King of Carnival, competing at the Jean Pierre Complex on Dimanche Gras night. Photograph by Mark Lyndersay

The Trinidad Carnival challenge

Issue 86 (July/August 2007) | 0 comments
When Carnival's over, how do Trinidadians preserve all the elements that make their festival the Greatest Show on Earth?

Actor Delroy Lindo reads from Colin Channer’s short story How to Beat a Child the Right and Proper Way at Calabash 2006. Photograph courtesy the Calabash International Literary Festival

Calabash 2007: a pot of gold

Issue 85 (May/June 2007) | 0 comments
The Commonwealth Writers’ Prize to be announced at the Calabash Literary Festival