Issue 55
(May/June 2002)

In this Issue:

The legendary Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki is the music director of the Casals Festival. Photograph courtesy Festival Casals de Puerto Rico/Steve Niedorf

All this jazz

Simon Lee on the Caribbean’s headline events in May and June
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Photography by Aldwyn Sin Pang

Bananas: food of the gods?

Cooking with bananas
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All Business

A collection of Caribbean business websites for anyone searching for commercial contacts within the region
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Bookshelf (May/June 2002)

New and recent books about the Caribbean
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New music from the Caribbean (May/June 2002)

Carnival roundup. The latest Caribbean CDs including the best of this year's music from Trinidad Carnival
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Photograph by Tim Barrow

Beres Hammond: Soul Survivor

Even as a pre-teen Beres Hammond had the voice. But it was his involvement with the business side of the recording industry that brought him financial success. A profile by David Katz
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Little Boy Blue

James Ferguson on Christopher Drayton's Christopher
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The Savannah is used for all sorts of sports, especially cricket and football. Photograph by Marlon Rouse

The Queen’s Park Savannah: heart of a city

The Queen's Park Savannah is the heart and lungs of the Trinidad and Tobago capital, Port of Spain. A huge open space between downtown and the Northern Range, it is the favourite haunt of joggers and walkers, footballers and cricketers, connoisseurs of coconuts, roast corn and oysters, skateboarders and kite- flyers. A former sugar estate preserved for the people, the Savannah is to Port of Spain what Central Park is to New York. Marlon Rouse captures some of its many moods
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George Lamming. Photograph by Ronnie Carrington

An afternoon with George Lamming

Simon Lee talks to legendary Caribbean writer George Lamming
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Tobago Cays. Photograph by Chris Huxley

Sweet St Vincent

Writer and lawyer Kathy Ann Waterman visits St Vincent, in search of something special — not the tourist spots or the sailing waters of the Grenadines, but the country village where her mother was born and the life she once lived there
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Illustration by Christopher Cozier

Shoes for the dead

A short story by Andrew Miller
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Thick cloud shrouds the summit of Mt Pelée. Photograph by Catriona Davidson

St Pierre: mountain of death

Once, St Pierre was a centre of French elegance and pleasure, the pride of the French Caribbean, “the Paris of the Antilles”. But one morning the mountain behind the town blew apart, wiping out the town and killing almost all its 30,000 people. James Ferguson revisits the volcano, exactly 100 years on
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Photograph courtesy the Trinidad and Tobago Sailing Association/Tim Wright

All this and racing too? Tobago’s Angostura Sail Week

Marlon Miller explains why Angostura Sail Week in Tobago is a must on the sailing calendar. (Despite his memories, the Regatta provides some excellent ocean racing)
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Photograph by Maura Imbert

Arawak Astronomers

Further research in Antigua suggests that the stones on Greencastle Hill really may have been used by Arawaks a thousand years ago to track time and season
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Culture. Photograph by Urbanimage.tv/ Adrian Boot

The best of them all: great moments in reggae music

Garry Steckles remembers some of the greatest moments in the history of reggae music
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Illustration by Marlon Griffith

Splash

Rosemarie Gajar learns to conquer her fear of the deep
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Jamaican megastar Beres Hammond. Photo by Tim Barrow

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