Issue 115
(May/June 2012)

In this Issue:

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Happenings – May/June 2012

A round-up of current and coming events on the Caribbean calendar
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Jeremy Taylor speaks at a panel on Caribbean literature at CARIFESTA 2006 in Trinidad

Jeremy Taylor on 20 years of Caribbean Beat [ONLINE EXCLUSIVE]

Caribbean Beat's founding editor Jeremy Taylor on 20 years of publishing Caribbean Beat magazine
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A Green [Organic] Valley in Grenada

Paul Crask visits the organic agri-tourism attraction Belmont Estate
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Simona Taylor: Romance for Grown-Ups

Cedriann Martin talks to author Roslyn Carrington about her nom-de-plume Simona Taylor, who writes steamy romance novels
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Artist Heather Headley

Heather Headley: a star with her feet on the ground

The Tony & Grammy award winning Trinidad-born star is preparing for the West End debut of 'The Bodyguard'. Caroline Taylor asked her what was next
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Seretse Small: Take it live

Jamaican musician Seretse Small has big plans for Jamaica’s music industry, as he explained to Nazma Muller
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Jimmy Cliff: Many rivers to cross

In an extract from his new biography of the singer, David Katz tells how the young Jimmy Cliff made his breakthrough
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Dr Kumar Mahabir: “Our Diversity is our Strength”

For researcher Dr Kumar Mahabir, Trinidad & Tobago’s culture is fertile ground. He talked to Debbie Jacob about his work
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Pat Bishop: She belonged to the house of music

Musician, painter, teacher, historian…No one word defines Pat Bishop, the leading lady of the arts in Trinidad & Tobago, who died a year ago
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A blog called Afrobella

Born in T&T, Patrice Grell Yursik is on Ebony magazine’s Power 100 list because in 2006 she began writing about beauty, she told Kari Cobham
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Vanessa Hall: Perfect bad luck

Antiguan Vanessa Hall is fast becoming one of the most sought-after wedding photographers in the Caribbean. She shares some of her spectacular photos
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One Pair: Putting their best foot forward

Ian Stalker stumbles upon a pair of Jamaican dancers with a difference
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Book Reviews – May/June 2012

The new books that is reflecting the region right now
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CD Reviews – May/June 2012

The new music that is reflecting the region right now
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Blazing hot barbeque

This summer, Franka Philip will have something tasty sizzling on the grill
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Peter Tosh. Photograph by David Corio

The magnificent Peter Tosh

Garry Steckles enjoys an unpublished book about one of the original Wailers, and recalls one of his own encounters with the reggae star
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When Cuba flew the Union Jack

As British visitors flock to Havana, James Ferguson recalls an earlier invasion – by the Royal Navy
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Simone Sant-Ghuran

Weddings with a Trinidadian twist

Simone Sant-Ghuran runs a T&T-based wedding website. She talked to Zahra Gordon
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