Jenny Lee in the Central Market, Port of Spain. Photograph by Dimitri Tolstoi

Pan cakes

Caribbean Cookup (May/June 2001).

Photograph by Adrian Boot

Bob Marley: the legend lives on

To mark the 20th anniversary of Bob Marley’s death, Chris Salewicz recalls the beginning and the end of the reggae superstar’s life.

Illustration by Shalini Seereeram

Ganna’s Burden

This story by Conliffe Wilmot-Simpson won the prize for the best single story in the Jamaica Observer Art Awards, 2000.

Illustration by Marlon Griffith

Missing Ravi Coltrane

Simon Lee comes to terms with New York.

Trinidad and Tobago's exhibit at Chelsea, 1987. Photograph courtesy Trinidad and Tobago Horticultural Society

Flower Power

The Caribbean has done well at the annual Chelsea Flower Show in London — and is reaping the rewards. Geraldine Flower reports.

Illustration by Christopher Cozier

More financial expertise for the Caribbean

Mark Wilson on a new organisation which aims to help regional governments source financial expertise when they need it.

Maura (left) and Maureen with grandson Dylan. Photograph courtesy Maura Cooseelal

Maura’s mission

It took 38 years before Maura Cooseelal was able to meet her pen pal Maureen Rayson in Australia. Now, thanks to BWIA West Indies Airways and United Airlines, Maura knows that dreams do come true. A true story.

Hannah Lowe. Photograph by Tim Ridley

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.

Illustration by Darren Cheewah

A tweet in need

Online social media aren’t just for swapping jokes and trivia. When disaster hits, Caroline Taylor explains, they are crucial communication tools.

Harry Belafonte in 1954. Photograph by Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Carl Van Vechten Collection

Calypso genes

Four music experts help Garry Steckles chart its influence, everywhere from Jamaica to Guyana .