Photograph by Garry Steckles

Roots-rockin’ St Kitts

St Kitts has developed one of the most vibrant reggae scenes in the region. Garry Steckles lends a willing ear.

All Business

A collection of Caribbean business websites for anyone searching for commercial contacts within the region.

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Bookshelf (May/June 2002)

New and recent books about the Caribbean.

Photograph courtesy the Jamaica Tourist Board

The Real Claude McKay

James Ferguson on Banana Bottom, Claude McKay’s homage to rural Jamaica.

Album Cover for Carnival Messiah

Carnival Messiah

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Christopher Rodriguez. Photograph courtesy Talawa/ Photograph by Richard H. Smith

Theatre Buzz – Dragged on Stage

Playwright Christopher Rodriguez brings High Heel Parrotfish to the London stage.

Angostura's rum during the aging process in one of the company's warehouses

Caribbean rum means business

With European markets opening up, Caribbean rum companies are banking on their premium brands to hedge against the loss of their privileged market access. Mark Wilson explains.

Illustration by Jason Jarvis

In praise of the Caribbean cigar

Bob Williamson muses on his smoke of choice.

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Making her claim: Writer Hannah Lowe

In her debut book Chick, poet Hannah Lowe — born in the UK to an Afro-Jamaican father and white British mother — comes to terms with family history.

Joy Spence. Photograph courtesy Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum

Appleton Rum: “There’s so much artistry to it”

Joy Spence, master blender for Jamaica’s Appleton Rum, on balancing science and creativity, and being a pioneer in a male-dominated field.

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