Bookshelf (March/April 2002)

Bookshelf (March/April 2002)

New books from and about the Caribbean.

New music from the Caribbean

New music from the Caribbean

A roundup of new tunes in the Caribbean.

Photograph by Harol Baez

Stand apart: Kristy Collado

DR designer Kristy Collado crafts distinctive unisex jewellery for her Chejo line.

Illustration by Rohan Mitchell

The shot at the mercy gate

Juan Pablo Duarte’s progressive vision for the Dominican Republic sparked the February 1844 insurrection. But, as James Ferguson recounts, it was quickly thwarted by the forces of history.

Pan de batata. Photograph by Clara Gonzalez

The taste of home: Christmas recipes from the Dominican Republic

In the Dominican Republic, Christmas is time for a feast. But how do you recreate the taste of home when you’re far away? Clara Gonzalez gets creative.

Illustration by Darren Cheewah

Massacre River of blood

James Ferguson recalls the 1937 tragedy of the Massacre River, a bloody day in the histories of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Yohan Blake is the current 100m world champion and one person who could take Usain Bolt’s Olympic crown. Photograph by © The Gleaner Company Ltd 2011

The Caribbean at the 2012 Olympic games

Kwame Laurence looks at the Caribbean athletes heading for the London Olympic Games, identifies the ones to watch, and weighs their chances of success.

Illustration by James Hackett

Rafael Trujillo: boss of a banana republic

The rule of Rafael Trujillo was a dark time for the Dominican Republic. James Ferguson remembers the man who called himself “The Benefactor”.

Not just another manic Monday. Photograph by Mark Lyndersay

Happenings – March/April 2011

A round-up of current and coming events on the Caribbean calendar.

Traditional sun-drying of cocoa beans in Trinidad & Tobago. Photograph courtesy vpatrickbarrett@gmail.com

Happenings – November/December 2010

A round-up of current and coming events on the Caribbean calendar.