Bethany. Photograph by Caribbean Estates

About that Caribbean dream home…

Property prices vary dramatically among Caribbean countries. Mark Wilson looks at what money will buy in four islands.

A scene from Roots, a short animated film by Adrian Lopez of Liquid Light Studio in Jamaica. Photograph courtesy Camille Selvon-Abrahams

Screen buzz (September/October 2004)

The animation, film, and new media festival Animae Caribe brings artists and storytellers together to find new ways to express Caribbean life • Trinidad and Tobago is crazy for Philomena Alexis Baptiste, the sassy new star of the Gayelle TV channel. Now Philo Mania is about to break out in New York.

Gayelle: The Channel

Screen Buzz (January/ February 2004)

Gayelle returns to the airwaves; Calypso Dreams captures the sound of a generation; and revisit Carnival 2003 on DVD.

Beat bytes: World Wide Wine-down-de-place

Beat bytes: World Wide Wine-down-de-place

Michael Goodwin prepares us for Trinidad and Tobago's carnival via popular websites.

High jinks on the high seas at the 2002 Angostura Tobago sail week. Photograph by David Wears

Angostura Sail Week 2003

The 2003 Angostura Tobago Sail Week takes place in Tobago from May 11-16..

Strange bedfellow: Former New York Mayor Ed Koch, Peter Noel and the Rev Al Sharpton cozy up in a Village Voice cover shot, 1999. Photograph by Robin Holland/ Courtesy The Village Voice

Peter Noel: the Baron of Baj

Georgia Popplewell investigates how a Trini from “behind the bridge” became a leading commentator on issues of race in America..

Jasmine wears her own The Conversation (sterling silver, 18ct, carved). Photograph by Mark Lyndersay

The Jewels of Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

A Jamaican childhood, a penchant for collecting and a love of small things all shaped the career of jewellery designer Jasmine Thomas- Girvan. Mariel Brown reports.

The lookout at Speyside. Photograph by David Wears


Tobago is a paradise for those whose only ambition is to chill on a beach 24/7. But it’s also a haven for fans of the active lifestyle. Georgia Popplewell finds herself torn between extremes on Trinidad’s sister isle.

Album Cover for Carnival Messiah

Carnival Messiah


Illustration by Marlon Griffith

Oh what fun it is to ride on a Sikorsky S76A

The holiday season is here, bringing with it Soca Santas, Martiniquan carols, Hindu and Muslim festivals, music and film. Simon Lee on the season's offerings - and his mixed chance to be a flying Saint Nick.