Contributor: Tracy Assing

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Dining like the ancestors

Issue 141 (September/October 2016) | 0 comments
Our earliest Caribbean ancestors had a more diverse diet than we realise, writes Tracy Assing — and a “new indigenous” food movement is turning back to ingredients native to our ecosystems

Troy Weekes. Photo courtesy Troy Weekes

Troy Weekes: “We too can be creators”

Issue 138 (March/April 2016) | 0 comments
Barbadian Troy Weekes, systems designer and education entrepreneur, on rethinking how children learn and how Caribbean people interact with digital technology— as told to Tracy Assing

Maxine Williams. Photograph courtesy Facebook

Maxine Williams: “Big ideas can change the world”

Issue 129 (September/October 2014) | 0 comments
Trinidadian lawyer and actor Maxine Williams on how she became Facebook’s global head of diversity, and why her role at the powerful web company is a platform for spreading the benefits of the digital world — as told to Tracy Assing

Martin Raymond. Photograph by Andrea De Silva

Martin Raymond: “go back to Caribbean music”

Issue 107 (January/February 2011) | 0 comments
Producer Martin Raymond talks about the Trinidad & Tobago Carnival music scene

Soca star Machel Montano on stage at his show at Madison Square Garden in New York. Photograph by Andrea De Silva

Machel Montano: Man with a mission

Issue 98 (July/August 2009) | 0 comments
Whatever else you think of Machel Montano, he’s never dull. Tracy Assing follows the soca superstar in his latest new direction

From left, brothers Nicholas and Nigel Rojas and Obasi Springer of Orange Sky. Photograph by Abigail Hadeed

Reaching for the sky

Issue 93 (September/October 2008) | 0 comments
Local rock band Orange Sky are buzzed about being the main opening act for the legendary American rock band The Scorpions

The writer, hard at work. Photograph by Chris Ofili

It came from the Caribs

Issue 93 (September/October 2008) | 0 comments
Tracy Assing ponders the pleasures of the hammock

Three bananaquits and a green honeycreeper keep each other company at the Asa Wright Nature Centre, Trinidad. Photograph by Dominique Monteil

Where the birds belong

Issue 90 (March/April 2008) | 0 comments
Trinidad and Tobago has over 400 species of birds, and Martin Kenefick’s new book describes them all. Tracy Assing flies through its pages

Wendell Manwarren--one of the three members of the group 3Canal. Photograph by Alex Smailes

Wendell Manwarren: none shall escape

Issue 89 (January/February 2008) | 0 comments
3Canal member Wendell Manwarren speaks to Tracy Assing

The dragons racing in the first dragon boat festival in Trinidad, October 2006. Photograph courtesy The Trinidad And Tobago Dragon Boat Association

Chasing the dragon boat

Issue 87 (September/October 2007) | 0 comments
The Chinese in Trinidad celebrate their arrival over 200 years ago with an annual Dragon Boat Festival