Issue 116
(July/August 2012)

In this Issue:

1962 independence116

Remembering Independence 1962 in Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago

Photos from the 1962 celebrations in Trinidad & Tobago and Jamaica
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happening116

Happenings – July/August 2012

A round-up of current and coming events on the Caribbean calendar
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London116

Exploring Caribbean London

As the crowds begin to descend on London for the 2012 Olympics, Kito Johnson finds out how the Caribbean has helped to make London a great city
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olympics116

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
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olympics116

The ones to watch in London

Kwame Laurence lists potential medallists from the Caribbean
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Merlene Ottey is a Caribbean legend

A Golden Anniversary? The Caribbean at the Olympic Games

Looking back over the Caribbean presence at the Olympics (1900–present), Kwame Laurence weighs their chances of celebrating golden anniversaries with gold
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Tanto Campbell (Jamaica) earned bronze in the last games in Beijing

The Caribbean paralympians 2012 — olympians too

After the Olympics come the Paralympics. The Caribbean competes there too, as Kwame Laurence explains
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ownword116

Richard “Torpedo” Thompson: ready to fire

Trinidad sprinter Richard “Torpedo” Thompson tells his story to Kwame Laurence
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cstyle116

Mix it up

Debbie Jacob visits the 2012 Angostura Aromatic Bitters Global Cocktail Challenge and inspects some irresistible creations
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Arpana eagle pose

Caribbean yoga: a path to inner peace

Traditional yoga is becoming steadily more popular in the Caribbean. So are new forms of yoga which the Caribbean has developed for itself
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style116

Do the Cubans do reggae?

Jamaica is only 90 miles from Cuba’s south coast: could rumours of an underground reggae scene in Cuba possibly be true? David Katz finds out
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fiction116

Winter Wonderland

A short story by Anthony Milne
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reviews116

Reviews – July/August 2012

The new books, music and film that is reflecting the region right now
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cookup116

The Dinner Party – Heaven or Hell?

Franka Philip on how to manage a dinner party without turning a great occasion into an evening of hell
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riddem116

The next generation of Marleys

Garry Steckles is impressed by the latest addition to the Bob Marley dynasty – the great man’s grand-daughter
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onthisday116

Jamaica: Freedom Come

James Ferguson recalls the day fifty years ago when Jamaica cut its colonial ties with Britain and became independent
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lifentimes116

Why do Jamaicans run so fast?

According to Nazma Muller in Kingston, it really is the grass
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