Princess Margaret (1930-2002) dancing with Sir Alexander Bustamante (1884-1977), Jamaica, 1962. Photograph by © Keystone Archives / Heritage-Images

Jamaica: Freedom Come

James Ferguson recalls the day fifty years ago when Jamaica cut its colonial ties with Britain and became independent.

Photograph by Shirley Bahadur

Blazing hot barbeque

This summer, Franka Philip will have something tasty sizzling on the grill .

Artist Heather Headley. Photograph courtesy Heather Headley

Heather Headley: a star with her feet on the ground

The Tony & Grammy award winning Trinidad-born star is preparing for the West End debut of 'The Bodyguard'. Caroline Taylor asked her what was next.

Jeremy Taylor on 20 years of Caribbean Beat [ONLINE EXCLUSIVE]

Jeremy Taylor on 20 years of Caribbean Beat [ONLINE EXCLUSIVE]

Caribbean Beat's founding editor Jeremy Taylor on 20 years of publishing Caribbean Beat magazine.

John Lyons in his kitchen in Cambridgeshire, England. Photograph by Franka Philip

Caribbean cooking: doing it by the book

Franka Philip browses through new books on Caribbean food .

Taspo gives its first performance at the South Bank Exhibition in 1951, under Lt Griffith. Photograph by George Konig/Keystone Features/Getty Images

When steelband took London by storm

Kim Johnson explains the musical and social importance of Taspo, T&T’s first national steelband .

Taking flight: Bird of Night

Taking flight: Bird of Night

Caroline Taylor on the premiere of Dominique Le Gendre’s Bird of Night at the Royal Opera House in London.

O pioneer

O pioneer

Jeremy Taylor on Horizons: The Life and Times of Edric Connor .

She did it her way

She did it her way

John Gilmore on Mary Seacole: The Charismatic Black Nurse Who Became a Heroine of the Crimea, by Jane Robinson; and more....

Fameless hours

Anu Lakhan on In the Kingdom of Light, by M.G. Smith, and At Home the Green Remains: Caribbean Writing in Honour of John Figueroa .