Issue 56
(July/August 2002)

In this Issue:

Coco Point Beach, Barbuda. Photograph by Sean Drakes/ Blue Mango

Summer splash

There’s lots to do in the Caribbean on those lazy, hazy days of summer. Simon Lee samples some of the best fun of the long school holidays
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Caribbean Datebook (July/August 2002)

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Dinner time in the Islands

Trying to remember the dish that made your mouth water somewhere in the islands, and can't remember the name or how to make it? Michael Goodwin has the online solution
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Arya Dewarker Hindu Temple, Paramaribo. Photograph by Mark Meredith

Welcome to Suriname

BWIA’s newest destination is a crossroads for a staggering array of cultures, including African, Dutch, Amerindian, Indonesian and Indian, and an eco-traveller’s delight. Simon Lee provides the introductions
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New Music from the Caribbean (July/August 2002)

A roundup of new CDs from around the Caribbean
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New and Recent Books about the Caribbean (July/August 2002)

The latest books from and about the Caribbean
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Fr Gerry Pantin with Sr Ruth Montrichard. Photograph by Roberta Pankin, courtesy SERVOL

SERVOL: A miracle a day

During the 1970 upheaval in Trinidad, a Catholic priest and a West Indian cricketer ventured into dangerous territory to try to understand the source of frustration amoung urban youth. The organisation that eventually grew out of those trips has changed countless lives and won widespread acclaim. Donna Yawching explains
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Freshly cracked cocoa pods. Photograph by Anton Modeste

Chocolat: Trinidad’s world-class chocolate

Some of the world’s finest cocoa is grown in Trinidad. Desirée Baptiste follows the path of the island’s beans from plantation to connoisseur’s palate
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Photograph by Adrian Boot

Reggae Xplosion

A photographic tour of Jamaica’s new shrine to its most influential music form
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Rose Hall Great House. Photograph courtesy Jamaica Tourist Board

Jamaican Gothic: The White Witch of Rosehall

James Ferguson on Herbert de Lisser’s still-popular historical potboiler The White Witch of Rosehall
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Jasmine wears her own The Conversation (sterling silver, 18ct, carved). Photograph by Mark Lyndersay

The Jewels of Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

A Jamaican childhood, a penchant for collecting and a love of small things all shaped the career of jewellery designer Jasmine Thomas- Girvan. Mariel Brown reports
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Pan-Africanist leader Marcus Garvey. Photograph courtesy the National Library of Jamaica

Caribbean Voices

"Nothing was created in the West Indies", V.S. Naipaul famously wrote. Yet many of the earliest writers and thinkers in the Americas were Caribbean men and women, creating histories, novels, essays, poems, autobiography, newspapers, new political thought. Tony Martin puts the case for the defence
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Bethany. Photograph by Caribbean Estates

About that Caribbean dream home…

Property prices vary dramatically among Caribbean countries. Mark Wilson looks at what money will buy in four islands
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Rock Cottage, Blue Waters Hotel. Photograph by Sean Drakes/ Blue Mango

My Blue Heaven: Antigua & Barbuda

It’s the colour of the water that hits you first as the plane prepares for landing: turquoise and aquamarine and ultramarine and lapis and just about any lovely shade of blue you can imagine. You pinch yourself. Blink. And wonder: could that sand really be so white? Welcome to Antigua. Lisa Allen-Agostini succumbs to the charms of one of the Caribbean’s premier vacation spots
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Georgetown's Red House, now the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre. Photograph by Larry Luxner

Remembering Cheddi Jagan

Guyana has dedicated a museum to its first premier, Dr Cheddi Jagan. Larry Luxner reports
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The Arecibo Observatory’s radio telescope in Puerto Rico — the world’s largest — is home to Project Phoenix, the foremost current programme in the search for life beyond our solar system. Photograph by Seth Shostak/SETI Institute

Is there anybody out there?

Maura Imbert explains how the Caribbean is involved in the never-ending search for extraterrestrial intelligence
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Photograph by Garry Steckles

Roots-rockin’ St Kitts

St Kitts has developed one of the most vibrant reggae scenes in the region. Garry Steckles lends a willing ear
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Illustration by Marlon Griffith

Voodoo pig

An uninvited spirit possesses Simon Lee’s hut while he investigates a vaudou ceremony in Haiti
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School's out - making the most of the holiday on an Antiguan beach. Photo by Sean Drake

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