Issue 10
(Summer 1994)

In this Issue:

Cover photo by Eleanor Chandler

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Photograph by David Ross

In Good Hands

Meet the four ladies on the BWIA flight deck.
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The new Barbados Mutual building overlooks Queens Park Savannah in Port of Spain

Insurers Fight Back

The Caribbean insurance industry has been responding quickly and firmly to the pressures being felt by insurers worldwide
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Illustration by Sally Davies

Earl Lovelace’s Joebell and America

Novelist Earl Lovelace's short story, both funny and sad, pokes gentle fun at the Caribbean's American dreams
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Robin Foster's Engine Room studio is one of many small Trinidad studios producing quality work

Recording the Caribbean

Music is probably the Caribbean's biggest export. There is a flourishing recording industry in the region, with eyes in international stardom
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Ras Itchi Butcher

Son of Thunder: Ras Ishi

Barbados artist Ras Ishi has been steadily making his mark around the region and beyond. Nancy Rogers Yaeger went to find him in his studio
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Grenadian-born storyteller Paul Keens-Douglas has become a household name in the Caribbean

Telling Tales: Caribbean Storytelling

Storytelling is one of the great Caribbean traditions. Ken Corsbie introduces some of the performers who are keeping the art alive
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Is it for real? Merlene and Jamaica win gold at the Stuttgart World Track and Field Championships in 1993. Photograph by Allsport/ Gary M Prior

The Golden Lady: Merlene Ottey

A Caribbean athlete at the peak of her career, Merlene Ottey is a world record holder as well as the darling of Jamaica
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Photograph by Larry Luxner

Columbus’ Cross

Larry Luxner visits the giant Columbus Lighthouse in the Dominican Republic
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On location in Dominica. Photograph by Sarah Quill

Horace Ové: Coming Home

A boost for the Caribbean film industry? Film director Horace Ové is returning to the Caribbean after many years working in Britain
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Upbeat (Summer 1994)

Reggae, dub, binghi, soca, calypso: new cassettes and CDs
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Bookshelf (Summer 1994)

New books about the Caribbean, new books from Caribbean authors
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Island Beat (Summer 1994)

Carnival in Antigua, art in St. Lucia, diving in Grenada, folk traditions in Tobago, jewellery in Trinidad, chess in Barbados, and much more
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Times Past: Prince William Henry

Graham Norton recalls the British prince whose high spirits caused a stir from one end of the Caribbean to the other
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Illustration by Russel Halfhide

Caribbean Kitchen (Summer 1994)

Salt fish and ackee recipe from Jamaica, and roti recipe from Trinidad
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Phyllis Allfrey: Love for an Island

A classic poem from Dominica's great writer, the late Phyllis Allfrey
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Staff of University College, 1950. Dr Taylor, first principal, centre front row; Philip Sherlock to his left

A Place of Our Own: the University of the West Indies (UWI)

Founded 45 years ago, the University of the West Indies is one of the Caribbean's truly regional institutions – and is desperately raising funds
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