Issue 57
(September/October 2002)

In this Issue:

King and Queen of the Festival of St Rose of Lima (Fét La Woz), a flower festival held in August. The Feast of La Marguerite, another popular flower festival, is held in October. Photograph by Chris Huxley

Kweyol Greetings

It's the back-to- business period before we begin the lead-up to Christmas and Carnival festivities. In some of the islands, it's time to assert our Kweyol identity, in music, song and culinary festivities. Simon Lee celebrates the heritage of the French Antilles, Haiti, Dominica and St Lucia
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Favourite Clicks

Some of our favourite websites have been upgraded or have changed their addresses in recent months. Michael Goodwin gives the scoop on some essential Caribbean resources
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Visitors enjoy the Barbadian flavour and the atmosphere at Oistins. Photograph by Eric Young

Get yah fresh fish! Barbados’ Oistins Fish Fry

The Oistins Fish Fry has become a Barbadian institution, a treat for locals and visitors alike. Roxan Kinas samples the fresh-grilled fish and friendly atmosphere at this seaside hotspot
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Illustration by Jason Jarvis

Carnival, Tobago Style

Tobago's newest festival is a late- summer Carnival, complete with steelband and costumes. Dylan Kerrigan on the special flavour of Tobago East
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New Music from the Caribbean (September/October 2002)

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

The latest books from and about the Caribbean
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Len "Boogsie" Sharpe, steelband maestro. Photograph by Abigail Hadeed

Pan Passion: Lennox ‘Boogsie’ Sharpe

Composer, arranger and steelband virtuoso, Len “Boogsie” Sharpe is a legend in Trinidad, the island that invented the instrument. Pat Bishop, artist, pan and choral conductor and herself an acclaimed steelband arranger, discusses the brilliance of Sharpe’s work over the last 30 years
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Unravelling the Great Dictator, Rafael Trujillo

In The Feast of the Goat, Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa takes on Rafael Trujillo, one of the Caribbean’s most notorious dictators. James Ferguson explains why this novel, published in 2000, has already become a classic
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Anthurium in traditional colours of red, pink, white. Photograph courtesy Kairi Blooms

Roses are red, roses are blue…

Maura Imbert on the geneticist’s dream of developing flowers in new and exciting colours
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Anthony Wilker in a hotel lobby in Kingston; although he has lived in the USA for most of his life, his novels are unequivocally grounded in Jamaica. Photograph by Dale Kevin Robinson

Anthony Winkler’s Lunatics

Jamaican author Anthony Winkler talks to Kim Robinson about his work and his love for his island home
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Angostura's rum during the aging process in one of the company's warehouses

Caribbean rum means business

With European markets opening up, Caribbean rum companies are banking on their premium brands to hedge against the loss of their privileged market access. Mark Wilson explains
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The LaSource Grenada Sailing Week is one of the premier events on the Caribbean yachting calendar. Photograph by Onne Van Der Wal/LaSource Grenada Sailing Festival

Go, Grenada

Among Grenada's charms are its stunning beaches and sparkling seas, rugged mountains, lush vegetation and one of the most picturesque capital cities in the Caribbean. And Grenadians are some of the warmest, most welcoming people you could ever meet. Join us for our pictorial tour of the Spice Isle, followed by a detailed fact file on what to look for in Grenada and her sister islands, Carriacou and Petite Martinique
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Photograph courtesy the National Hurricane Center

Keeping an eye on the Caribbean’s hurricane alley

une to November is the Atlantic hurricane season. That’s when countries in the region rely most heavily on the National Hurricane Center in Miami to keep them informed. Margaret McEvoy visits the NHC as it gears up for a new season
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Neville Garrick, right, with the late Charles Comer at the 50th birthday party for Bob Marley at the Tuff Gong headquarters in Kingston, 1995. Photograph by Wendy Steckles

The men behind the reggae machine: Neville Garrick and many more

Garry Steckles celebrates the work of artist Neville Garrick - designer of most of Bob Marley's album covers - and the other behind-the-scenes reggae greats
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Illustration by Jason Jarvis

In praise of the Caribbean cigar

Bob Williamson muses on his smoke of choice
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Cover: Photo by Noel Norton

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