Issue 43
(May/June 2000)

In this Issue:

Buena Vista Social Club, on CD

Music: A Cuban Love Affair

People on the move
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Datebook (May/June 2000)

Here's news of the main events in May and June
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Illustration by Gregory St Bernard

Island Beat (May/June 2000)

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Netwatch: Caribbean Callaloo

The Caribbean on the net
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Starwatch

What to expect in the night sky
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Over to you! (May/June 2000)

Memorable quotes, plus your letters and answers to your questions
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Bookshelf (May/June 2000)

New and recent books about the Caribbean
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Upbeat (May/June 2000)

A round up of recent Caribbean music — and a tribute to the late Lord Kitchener
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Tough Love: Drown by Junot Diaz

James Ferguson on Drown by Junot Diaz, the 1997 collection of short stories praised for its gritty, dispassionate look at the lives of immigrants from the Dominican Republic in the US
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The Capitol Building, an imposing landmark in a city of great monuments

D.C. on my mind

Suzanne Lopez fondly remembers Washington D.C.
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Sister Marie Therese Retout heads for Marine Bay, Chacachacare. Photograph by Catherine Gillo

Chacachacare: Once Upon An Island

David Tindall visits Chacachacare, a tiny island off the coast of Trinidad, and unlocks some of the mysteries of a place that for many years was the only home to a colony of nuns and their leprosy patients
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Sheikh Ibrahim Mosque, Caracas, Venezuela Photo: Wyatt Gallery

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