Issue 72
(March/April 2005)

In this Issue:

Illustration by James Hackett and Warren LePlatte

DON’T MONKEY WITH ME

What could be more idyllic than a backyard banana plantation? Roxan Kinas enjoyed being a fruit farmer. Then the monkeys arrived
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Alissandra Cummins. Photograph by Mike Toy

ALISSANDRA CUMMINS: “MY AIM IS TO QUESTION WHAT ‘HISTORY’ IS”

Barbados Museum director Alissandra Cummins on the cultural responsibilities of Caribbean curators — as told to Philip Nanton
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Dunstan E. Williams

A GENTLE DEW: REMEMBERING DUNSTAN WILLIAMS

Cartoonist Dunstan E. Williams, better known as DEW, died last December. Mark Lyndersay remembers the man who entertained generations of Trinidadians
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Bob Marley at Crystal Palace Bowl, London. Last show in UK, 5/1980. Photograph by davidcorio.com

WHERE BOB MARLEY MIGHT HAVE GONE

Garry Steckles wonders how Bob Marley’s music would have evolved had he lived to see his 60th birthday
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Illustration by Russel Halfhide

BANKING ON CHANGE

The growth of indigenous Caribbean banks into true multinationals has led to major changes in the regional financial sector in recent years.
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Illustration by Shalini Seereeram

HER INNARD SELF

Talk about getting down to the guts of things. Anu Lakhan tries her hand at sausage-making • Plus Carline Gumbs on the delights of an old wife, Rajend
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Stanley Greaves working at his house in Barbados. Photograph by Mike Toy

Master Maker: Stanley Greaves

Painter, sculptor, Guyana Prize–winning poet, musician — Stanley Greaves has spent his 50-year career mastering one medium after another...
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Skid "Nevely lead guitarist Shane de Silva (left) and frontman Andrew McIntosh (right) rock to their own beat. Photograph by David Wears

KEEP ON ROCKING

For a brief, exciting period in the mid 1990s, Trinidad’s indigenous rock music scene looked like it might achieve the kind of critical mass that could change the sound of the calypso island for good. But the revolution hasn't quite happened - yet
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The Bob Marley Museum at 56 Hope Road. Photograph by davidcorio.com

The Marley Tour

Philip Sander visits two key stops on the Bob Marley Kingston pilgrimage
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Joebell and America director Asha Lovelace (front left) with crew members, on location in Lopinot. Photograph by Georgia Popplewell

The Lovelace Project: Joebell and America

The film Joebell and America shows off the talents of Trinidadian writer Earl Lovelace and his talented offspring
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Rochelle Watson. Photograph courtesy Pulse Investments

Movers & Shakers (March/April 2005)

Jah Melody aims for Mount Zion; Rochelle Watson breaks into Vogue; Robert "Zi" Taylor plays it as he likes it; Yvonne Weekes tells a volcano story; Dwayne Bravo bats with the world's best; Asha Kamachee makes Vishonary Sounz
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Book Buzz (March/April 2005)

The Prodigal shows Derek Walcott at the height of his poetic powers; Lorna Goodison's stories in Fool-Fool Rose is Leaving Labour-in-Vain Savannah know the truth about love and life; Duty struggles with freedom in Lakshmi Persaud's new novel, Raise the Lanterns High
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Music Buzz (March/April 2005)

Bethova Obas and Emiline Michel celebrate their creole roots; Best of Trinidad presents calypso curiosities and rarities; Levi Mayers talks about the legacy of his father, the late "Nappy" Mayers, and his remake of Old Time Days; Dirty Jim's, the Movie recreates 1950s calypso club; Plus a roundup of new albums in the Caribbean
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Sports Buzz (March/ April 2005)

The Cotton Tree Foundation enlists celebrity golfers for a good cause, and South Africa's best arrive to challenge the Windies cricket team
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Shastri Maharaj. Photograph courtesy Shastri Maharaj

Art Beat (March/ April 2005)

Trinidadian artist Shastri Maharaj paints unsettling, unexpected landscapes
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Youth Buzz (March/April 2005)

The Caribbean Examinations Council celebrates some of the region's brightest youngsters; with a short story by Liana Baboolal
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