Illustration by Marlon Griffith

Voodoo pig

An uninvited spirit possesses Simon Lee’s hut while he investigates a vaudou ceremony in Haiti.

George Lamming. Photograph by Ronnie Carrington

An afternoon with George Lamming

Simon Lee talks to legendary Caribbean writer George Lamming.

Laptop, mike, iPod- ready to go live. Photograph by Graeme Ottley/ Fotograe

Music Buzz ( May/June 2005)

New music from the Caribbean.

King and Queen of the Festival of St Rose of Lima (Fét La Woz), a flower festival held in August. The Feast of La Marguerite, another popular flower festival, is held in October. Photograph by Chris Huxley

Kweyol Greetings

It's the back-to- business period before we begin the lead-up to Christmas and Carnival festivities. In some of the islands, it's time to assert our Kweyol identity, in music, song and culinary festivities. Simon Lee celebrates the heritage of the French Antilles, Haiti, Dominica and St Lucia.

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New Music from the Caribbean (September/October 2002)

A roundup of new CDs from around the Caribbean.

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New Music from the Caribbean (July/August 2002)

A roundup of new CDs from around the Caribbean.

Looking over Port-au-Prince from L’Observatoire du Boutilliers. Photograph by Danielle Dreis

The other side of Haiti

In the aftermath of Haiti’s January 2010 earthquake, reconstruction is still a work in progress. Even so, writes Shannon J. Effinger, the country’s rich culture makes Haiti a life-changing destination for the right kind of traveller.

Jamaica`s Cockpit Country is home to globally-important biodiversity but could be devastated by bauxite mining. Photograph courtesy Birdlife International/Susan Koenig

Caribbean birds: on a wing and a prayer

Bird life in the Caribbean seems to be flourishing, but some species are threatened. James Fuller goes birdwatching in search of them.

Caribbean Bookshelf (January/February 2007)

Caribbean Bookshelf (January/February 2007)

Edric Connor’s memoirs, and a roundup of other new books.

With excited fans around him, Wyclef Jean belts out one of his hits at Festival Village, St Maarten. Photograph by Judy Fitzpatrick

Wyclef Jean: Haitian sensation

Musician Wyclef Jean says he’ll never forget his Caribbean roots. Judy Fitzpatrick caught up with him when he came to perform in St Maarten .

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