Issue 105
(September/October 2010)

In this Issue:

One of Robert Young’s creations from his design label, The Cloth, at Guyana Fashion Week. Photograph courtesy Guyana Fashion Week/Donn Thompson

Happenings (November/December 2010)

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

The Owia Salt Pond. Photograph by Paul Crask

St Vincent top ten

Don’t know what to do in St Vincent and the Grenadines? You’ll be spoilt for choice if you follow Paul Crask’s suggestions

Nicole de Weever (centre) with actor Will Smith (left) and co-producer Jada Pinkett Smith at the grand opening of Fela. Photograph courtesy Nicole de Weever

Nicole de Weever: dancing with the stars

Nicole de Weever is treading the boards on Broadway, in the hit musical Fela. Judy Fitzpatrick met her at home in St Maarten

Andrea Levy. Photograph courtesy Laurie Fletcher

The long song of Andrea Levy

A sugar plantation in 19th-century Jamaica is the scene of the novelist’s ambitious new book. She talked about it with David Katz

Marlene NourbeSe Philip. Photograph courtesy M NourbeSe Philip/Hardie Philip-Chamberlain

Marlene NourbeSe Philip: “Paradise comes with a price”

Tobago-born Marlene NourbeSe Philip is an award-winning writer...

Canadian forward Nour Ghoneim evades a defender at the 2010 CONCACAF Women`s Under-17 Championship. Photograph courtesy CONCACAF.COM

She shoots, she scores

The U17 Women’s World Cup kicks off in Trinidad & Tobago in September. James Fuller on the new goals of regional women’s football

A male purple honeycreeper, right, with his female partner. Photograph courtesy Theodore Ferguson

Birds that bring out the wow

Flamingoes, the rare Grenada dove, 13 kinds of hummingbird… Guyanne Wilson is bowled over by Theodore Ferguson’s photographs

A still from The Wind and the Water (2008), directed by Vero Bollow and the Igar Yaga Amerindian Collective of Panama. Photograph courtesy Vero Bollow

Riding the new wave of Caribbean cinema

Jonathan Ali zooms in on how new technology is helping regional filmmakers revive the industry

Courtesy Toute Bagai Publishing Ltd

Reviews (November/December 2010)

The new music and books that are reflecting the region right now

Damien Marley

Feel all right: the positive power of reggae

Garry Steckles tells of some teachable moments on the positive power of reggae – and what happens when those chances are missed

The 1960 march in the rain to demand the return of Chaguaramas to the people of Trinidad and Tobago. Front row, from left: government ministers WJ Alexander, Dr Eric Williams, Learie Constantine, Dr Patrick Solomon and Ulric Lee. Photograph by Sampson Studios, courtesy Kim Johnson

Working for the Yankee dollar

Trinidad was “invaded” in World War II by friendly – very friendly – US forces. James Ferguson sifts through the unexpected fallout

Illustration by Tessa Alexander

Saving the best for last

Mango sorbet, cassava pone, pumpkin fudge, pommecythère pie…Franka Philip dreamed of delicious local desserts – but had a rude awakening

Gospel singer Russell Leonce. Photograph by Kibwe Braithwaite, courtesy Russell Leonce

Russell Leonce: minister of music

Gospel music is hugely popular in the region. But Laura Dowrich-Phillips finds singer Russell Leonce is a reluctant star

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