Illustration by Wendy Nanan

Cricket 101: What on earth are they talking about?

Can you tell a fine leg from a silly mid-off? Maybe BC Pires can help. Or maybe not.

Jazz time on Pigeon Island, St Lucia. Photograph by Chris Huxley

Island Beat (May/June 2001)

Coming events around the islands.

Depositing bottles at Carib Glassworks. Photograph by Mark Wilson

Not just any old trash: recycling in the Caribbean

Not only does recycling have a positive impact on the environment, it can become a profitable business venture. Mark Wilson looks at some Caribbean businesses seeking to do both.

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.

John Wayne (second from right) and his wife (seated, right) at a reception in 1951 at Roodal's Palace with Timothy Roodal (standing between chairs), Mrs Roodal (seated), family and friends. Photograph courtesy Adrian Camp-Campins

The cinema glory days are coming back

Now that cinema-goers have become tired of staying at home and watching cable and video, they are returning to the cinema. Mark Wilson reports.

Courtesy Jan Barwick

Time to thaw out in the sun

Coming events around the islands.

Photograph by Cees Timmers, www.tvc-advertising.com

Windwardside, Saba

From its vantage high on the slopes of Saba, the village of Windwardside boasts amazing views, and unbeatable picturesque charm.

In a wayang performance, the dalang sits behind a white screen, hidden from the audience, who see only the shadow silhouettes of the backlit puppets. Photography by Charles Chang

Sapto Sopawiro: man of shadows

The ancient shadow-puppet theatre of Java, known as wayang, was brought to Suriname in the nineteenth century — and survives thanks to the efforts of dalang Sapto Sopawiro. Chandra van Binnendijk meets the master.

Upbeat (March/April 2002)

Upbeat (March/April 2002)

New music from the Caribbean.

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.