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Word of mouth (July/August 2016)

Barbados Crop Over and the Leeds West Indian Carnival are two stars of the August festival season.

Illustration by Rohan Mitchell

When London was the place

Sixty years ago, in the aftermath of the Second World War, London Transport faced a labour shortage. The solution? Recruit employees in the Caribbean to run the city’s buses and trains. James Ferguson explains how these migrants survived difficult times, and changed the old imperial capital for ever.

The landmark Iron Market in Port-au-Prince. © Tropicalpixsingapore/iStock

Word of mouth (July/August 2015)

Haiti hosts the Caribbean’s biggest arts festival, and a London exhibition celebrates the legacy of John La Rose.

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.