Caribbean Playlist (July/August 2014)

Caribbean Playlist (July/August 2014)

New releases to get you in the groove.

Caribbean Bookshelf (July/August 2014)

Caribbean Bookshelf (July/August 2014)

This month’s fiction and poetry reading picks.

Take twenty: cricket, that is

Take twenty: cricket, that is

Garry Steckles previews the 2014 Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 cricket tournament, which starts sports lovers’ pulses racing in July.

Silver long-leaf-cell earrings and bangle. Photography by Michele Jorsling

Clean lines: Trinidadian jewellery designer Janice Derrick

Trinidadian designer Janice Derrick creates elegant jewellery with clean lines.

Loretta Collins Klobah. Photograph courtesy Bocas Lit Fest/Savant Media

What he brought for me

A poem by Puerto Rican writer Loretta Collins Klobah, inspired by Notting Hill Carnival.

Photograph ©isitsharp/iStock.com

Caribbean Datebook (July/August 2014)

Events around the Caribbean in July and August.

Illustration by Rohan Mitchell

On the home front: World War I and the Caribbean

A century after the outbreak of World War One, James Ferguson looks back at the global conflict’s impact on the Caribbean’s political and social landscape.

Sharks and other large predatory fish are vital to the marine ecosystem. Photograph by frantisekhojdysz/shutterstock.com

Save our sharks

Bake and shark is an essential Trinidadian delicacy, but the appetites of seafood lovers take a heavy toll on marine ecosystems. Nazma Muller investigates. Plus a handy guide to sustainable Caribbean seafood.

A-dZiko Simba Gegele, winner of the 2014 Burt Award. Photograph by Marlon James

Ready, set, read

In the quest to encourage reading habits in the Caribbean, books aimed at young adults have been in short supply. As Erline Andrews finds out, the new Burt Award for Caribbean Literature aims to change that.

Andromeda Gardens, Bathsheba, Barbados. Photograph by John Webster

Earthy delights

The Caribbean’s public gardens are places to enjoy the pleasures of nature — and centres for research and conservation as well.

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