Photograph courtesy the Jamaica Tourist Board

The Real Claude McKay

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

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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.

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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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Calypso genes

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

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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.

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Back in times

Garry Steckles takes stock after a star-studded season of reggae performances in London .

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