Kingston Dub Club founder Gabre Selassie. Photograph by Matthew Henry

Dubbing is a must

In recent years, the Jamaican music scene has been gripped by a “Reggae Revival,” and the movement’s ground zero is a weekly gathering of musicians and fans high in the hills above Kingston. David Katz treks up to the Kingston Dub Club and meets founder DJ Gabre Selassie.

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.

Pick of the month

Caribbean Bookshelf (May/June 2001)

New and recent books about the Caribbean.

Upbeat (May/June 2001)

Upbeat (May/June 2001)

New music from the Caribbean.

Caribbean genocide

Caribbean genocide

James Ferguson on A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies by Bartolomé de Las Casas.

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.

Photograph by Piper Ferguson

Buju Banton: son of Bob

Garry Steckles reflects on Marley's successor.

Illustration by Marlon Griffith

Missing Ravi Coltrane

Simon Lee comes to terms with New York.