Bookshelf (March/April 2002)

Bookshelf (March/April 2002)

New books from and about the Caribbean.

Sandra Foster, Miss Jamaica 1992, won standing ovations for this "princess" gown, a grand extravaganza of hand-painted tulle with pink and gold bodice by Louise Hamlyn Wright

White Weddings with a Caribbean Tan

Caribbean weddings and honeymoons are the way to tie the knot these days. Some dramatic outfits from the recent display at Harrods in London.

Photograph by Tim Wright

Sail away: the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta

The Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta brings back the golden age of sailing in style.

Politricks and power

Politricks and power

James Ferguson on Ruler in Hiroona: A West Indian Novel by G. C. H. Thomas.

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.

Schoolchildren on an educational tour of Antigua’s offshore islands. Photograph courtesy the Antigua and Barbuda Environmental Awareness Group

It started with a snake

The sighting of a rare snake led to an ambitious initiative to protect Antigua’s tiny offshore islands. Joanne C. Hillhouse investigates the Antigua and Barbuda Environmental Awareness Group’s flagship project.

Take twenty: cricket, that is

Take twenty: cricket, that is

Garry Steckles previews the 2014 Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 cricket tournament, which starts sports lovers’ pulses racing in July.

Photograph by Bill Mortley

Caribbean Datebook (May/June 2014)

Your guide to Caribbean events in May and June — from Vincy Mas to a comic book convention in Puerto Rico.

Photography by Sheroma Hodge Phillip

Stylish on the sand: Toya Turner

Antiguan designer Toya Turner specialises in breezy beach looks.

Sunset on the jetty at Rosewood Jumby Bay, with the Antigua “mainland” in the distance. Photograph courtesy Rosewood Jumby Bay

Resort to bliss

Bridget van Dongen isn’t usually the five-star-resort type. But when a new survey determined that four of the Caribbean’s most expensive holiday resorts are in Antigua and Barbuda, she decided it was time for some research into life on the edge of the infinity pool.