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Trinidadian Laurie Voss: unbreaking the internet

Issue 140 (July/August 2016) | 0 comments
Last March, an angry software developer deleted a JavaScript code package from the Internet. It doesn’t sound very exciting, but the result was thousands of broken websites, and a cascade of online errors. In stepped Trinidadian Laurie Voss, CTO of the web company npm. Mark Lyndersay tells the story of a coding rescue mission

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

The dramatic Art Deco architecture of South Beach. Photograph by Mark Lyndersay

Miami: SoBe Exciting

Issue 108 (March/April 2011) | 0 comments
Salsa, speedboats and shopping: Mark Lyndersay flies in to south Florida

Brian MacFarlene works on costumes at his Woodbrook, Port of Spain mas camp for his band Earth: Cries of Despair, Wings of Hope. Photograph by Mark Lyndersay

Behind the Trinidad Carnival curtain

Issue 95 (January/February 2009) | 0 comments
For most people, Trinidad Carnival only lasts two days. But for the men and women who build or sew the thousands of costumes, the season starts early

Dunstan E. Williams

A GENTLE DEW: REMEMBERING DUNSTAN WILLIAMS

Issue 72 (March/April 2005) | 0 comments
Cartoonist Dunstan E. Williams, better known as DEW, died last December. Mark Lyndersay remembers the man who entertained generations of Trinidadians

Petit Piton, seen from the pool deck of the Ladera Hotel. Photograph by SeanDrakes.com

Hit the road in St. Lucia

Issue 64 (November/December 2003) | 0 comments
Many visitors to St Lucia never make it past the beach — and who can blame them? But Mark Lyndersay is determined to explore the rest of the island’s charms, on his own schedule and at his own pace. He takes off on a road trip round St Lucia, from Castries in the north to Vieux Fort in the south, and savours the pleasure of going his own way

The Savannah is used for all sorts of sports, especially cricket and football. Photograph by Marlon Rouse

The Queen’s Park Savannah: heart of a city

Issue 55 (May/June 2002) | 0 comments
The Queen's Park Savannah is the heart and lungs of the Trinidad and Tobago capital, Port of Spain. A huge open space between downtown and the Northern Range, it is the favourite haunt of joggers and walkers, footballers and cricketers, connoisseurs of coconuts, roast corn and oysters, skateboarders and kite- flyers. A former sugar estate preserved for the people, the Savannah is to Port of Spain what Central Park is to New York. Marlon Rouse captures some of its many moods

Arlene Richards, Melanie Graham, Alaine Grant, and Carole Orane Andrade performing Spirits at a Gathering, chor. Rex Nettleford; National Dance Theatre Company, 1998

Slices of time

News & Online Exclusives | 0 comments
Mark Lyndersay on Seasons of Dance: The Story of Jamaican Dance Theatre, by Monica DaSilva

Jeffrey Chock's carnival photography

Don’t stop the carnival

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Mark Lyndersay on Trinidad Carnival: Photographs by Jeffrey Chock

Yuletide, Home and Abroad, a seminal `big head` band by Cito Velasquez. Photograph courtesy Mark Lyndersay from the Kingsley Collection

The gift of the past

Issue 101 (January/February 2010) | 0 comments
In a bag of old, scratched negatives, photographer Mark Lyndersay found priceless images of the Trinidad Carnival of half a century ago