Issue 117
(September/October 2012)

In this Issue:

Caribbean Beat Reader's Choice Awards

Reader’s Choice Awards

Find out how you can help celebrate the best travel destinations, hotels, and restaurants in the Caribbean Airlines network
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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
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Photograph courtesy ALTA

Paula Lucie-Smith: the Right to Read

Lisa Allen-Agostini meets Paula Lucie-Smith, the founder of the Adult Literacy Tutors Association
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Photograph by Fabi Fliervoet

Tintamarre: Unlikely Island

Tiny Tintamarre is the haunt of beach-loving daytrippers. But, there's more to the little island off the coast of St Martin
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Illustration by Shalini Seereeram

The holes in history

Anita Sethi went to Guyana to find out more about her family — and found that the most meaningful history isn’t always in the archives
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Photograph by © London and Partners

London is the place

For Attillah Springer, Trinidad is home — but London is a place as special as it is hard to define
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Dennis Bovell. Photograph by Clair Lawne

Dennis Bovell: Time will tell

No musician has had a greater influence on British reggae than Dennis Bovell. Plus a tribute to the late Masud Sadiki of St Kitts
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Loretta Collins. Photograph courtesy Bocas Lit Fest/Savant Media

Loretta Collins Klobah: “I want to write poetry that is alive”

Puerto Rican poet Loretta Collins Klobah on why poetry still matters — as told to Andre Bagoo
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Ian Harnarine outside a doubles shop in New York City. Photograph by Elizabeth Harnarine

Ian Harnarine: Family Ties

Trini-Canadian filmmaker Ian Harnarine’s debut Doubles with Slight Pepper is already an international prizewinner.
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Muhammad Muwakil. Photograph by Wendy Ribeiro

Muhammad Muwakil: A world to change

Trinidadian poet-musician Muhammad Muwakil is a man on a mission, says Nazma Muller, out to change minds and hearts
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Marvini (2009, from the Disciplez series). Photograph courtesy Ebony G. Patterson/Monique Meloche Gallery

Ebony G. Patterson: All the right moves

Ebony G. Patterson’s dancehall portraits are spectacles of riotous colour and texture; Nicholas Laughlin investigates her international art career
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Curry prepared in a Dutch pot. Photograph by David Wear

No picnic in the park

How hard can it be to organise a “culinary excursion”? Franka Philip finds out
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117 bookshelf

Caribbean Bookshelf

Diana McCaulay’s novel Huracan, and our other reading picks this month
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117 thelook

Jean-Marie Thomas: Breezy chic

Antiguan designer Jean-Marie Thomas suggests two breezy ensembles perfect for an elegant day on the beach or a relaxed night out
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Vladimir Lucien. Photograph courtesy Nikita Lucien

The questioner: Vladimir Lucien

Shivanee Ramlochan meets the young St Lucian poet Vladimir Lucien
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Cameras roll. Photograph courtesy Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival

Word of Mouth

Dispatches from our correspondents around the Caribbean and further afield
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Hit the road ... Photograph courtesy Tobago International Cycling Classic

Caribbean Datebook (September/October 2012)

Your guide to events around the Caribbean in September and October — from music festivals to sports tournaments to a tattoo convention
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