Issue 44
(July/August 2000)

In this Issue:

Datebook (July/August 2000)

Here's news on the main events in July and August
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Maraca: "I like to hear the flute in different contexts; it can fit everywhere". Photograph by Simon Lee

Voices: Maraca’s Other Vision

Meet Maraca, the talented young Cuban musician who's taking his "spirit" flute to the world
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Sam Mendes with actress Jane Horrocks, star of the stage version (directed by him) and film version of Little Voices. Photograph courtesy Stephen Mendes

Island Beat (July/August 2000)

Keep in touch with the islands and people on the move
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Netwatch: Caribbean Summer

What's happening in the Caribbean on the net
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Starwatch: Star Showers

A roundup of what to look for in the night sky
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Over to you! (July/August 2000)

Your letters and answers to your questions, plus memorable quotes
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Bookshelf (July/August 2000)

New and recent books about the Caribbean
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Upbeat (July/August 2000)

Recent music from the Caribbean, plus the editor's picks
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The Jumbie Bird: From East to West Indian

James Ferguson on Ismith Khan's 1961 novel, The Jumbie Bird, the tale of an East Indian family's journey of identity in pre-independence Trinidad
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Gold for The Bahamas at the 1999 World Track and Field Championships in Seville, Spain. Left to right: Sevatheda Fynes, Debbie Ferguson, Pauline Davis- Thompson and Chandra Sturrup. Photograph by Shaun Botterill/Allsport

Dreams of Sydney

Kwame Laurence previews the Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, and looks at what our Caribbean athletes hope to bring home
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Illustrations by Christopher Cozier

A Roti to Die For

The life and times of a Trinidadian invention. Niala Maharaj goes in search of the World's Greatest Roti-Shop
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Basilica de la Virgenita, near Santo Domingo. Photograph by Wyatt Gallery

Walking With the Conquerors in the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic's capital is a modern Caribbean hot spot with all the noise and excitement of a big city, but a few steps away is the old colonial quarter, where some of the oldest buildings in the Americas still stand. James Ferguson reports on Santo Domingo, a city of startling contrasts
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Photograph by Mike Toy

Barbados Shipwrecks Ahoy!

Photograher Mike Toy takes an underwater tour of Barbados's best-known shipwrecks and finds a paradise of divers
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Fancy Stepper: Jigsaw-print string bikini, paired with mesh wrap skin by Dominique La Roche

Party Suits

Photographer Sean Drakes's sexy swimwear shoot, featuring hot new designs from Guyana-born US-based designer, Roger Gray, with bodies and beauty by Coco Velvet, and Trinidad and Tobago's wild Carnival as the scene-setter
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Last captive Sisserou held in the aviary of the Botanical Gardens, Roseau. Photograph by Paul Reillo/RSCF

Saving the Sisserou

Dominica's Sisserou seems to a relic from an earlier time: it doesn't quite look, or behave, like the parrots people in the Caribbean often see squawking across the sky on evenings - and, unlike its cousins, the Sisserou is endangered. But the Sisserou has some good friends who have found a way to help save this remarkable bird. Peter Rickwood explains
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Heading for the Nylon Pool, Buccoo Reef. Photograph by Sean Drakes/Blue Mango

Tobago Thrills

Tobago has a different kind of excitement, one that makes the tiny island overflow with unexpected delights. It's full of life – human, animal and bird– and its natural wonders surpass those of much larger islands. It's hard not to have a good time in Tobago. Donna Yawching explains
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Illustration by Wendell McShine

The Brave and the Bold

It was the main event of the morning, and Mr Blaides, the head teacher, was the star performer. Haffezar Khan remembers a schoolyard tradition
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Marsha Alexander by Sean Drakes/Blue Mango

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