Issue 73
(May/June 2005)

In this Issue:

Illustration by James Hackett

Don’t buy shoes

Kerri Gilligan takes romantic advice from her boyfriend’s formidable Tantie — then finds she has some explaining to do
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Crucial Bankie. Photograph by Geoffrey Spencer

CRUCIAL GENIUS

Garry Steckles says today‘s best reggae is in St Kitts. Meet Crucial Bankie
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ANDREA LEVY: TO BE OR NOT TO BE BRITISH

Andrea Levy’s prize-winning novel Small Island was published just last year, but James Ferguson says we should consider it a classic already
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Photograph courtesy Home Construction Ltd

HOME, SWEET HOME

Local and foreign buyers, high- and low-income demand, young people looking for their first homes and retirees looking for solid investments — Richard
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Gordon Espinet. Photograph courtesy MAC Cosmetics

GORDON ESPINET: “I HAD SPENT MY WHOLE LIFE DRAWING FACES”

Trinidad-born make-up artist Gordon Espinet on beauty and self-confidence — as told to Mariel Brown
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Lord Blakie. Photograph courtesy the Main Library, University of the West Indies, St Augustine

LORD BLAKIE: FAREWELL TO THE WARLORD

Michael Goodwin remembers calypsonian Carlton “Blakie” Joseph and his inimitable, trademark laugh
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Illustration by Shalini Seereeram

CARIBBEAN CHOCOLATE AFFAIRS

“Chocolate is love that you can eat.” So why do we feel so guilty about indulging? Anu Lakhan says it’s time to accept that chocolate is actually good
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Nalo Hopkinson

NALO HOPKINSON: WRITING IS BELIEVING

Drawing on her Caribbean heritage, Nalo Hopkinson has made a stir in the science fiction and fantasy world with her novels
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Maggie Lee. Photograph courtesy inIVA

THE ART OF BEING DIFFERENT

The London-based Institute of International Visual Arts has earned a reputation for working with Caribbean artists. Maggie Lee investigates its role in promoting Caribbean art and talks to chairman Stuart Hall about plans for the future
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Church at Anse la Raye. Photograph by Mike Toy

SOAK IN ST LUCIA

Jane King’s tour of St Lucia includes many stops to enjoy her home island’s warm sea, cool streams, and hot springs — and its charming French creole heritage, its dramatic mountainous landscape, and opportunities for shopping in Castries. Plus a fact file to help you plan your visit
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Curtley Ambrose and Courtney Walsh ( with his back to the camera), jubilant despite the absence of spectators at Kensington Oval. Photograph by BrooksLaTouche Photography

CRICKET MEMORIES

“There is nothing more West Indian than cricket,” writes Anu Lakhan. The West Indies team’s great moments — victories and defeats — enter our personal
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Adonal Doyle. Photograph courtesy democracymatters.com

Foyled Again

Canouan-born basketball player Adonal Foyle pushes political reform through his NGO Democracy Matters
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Book Buzz (May/June 2005)

New and recent books from the Caribbean
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Laptop, mike, iPod- ready to go live. Photograph by Graeme Ottley/ Fotograe

Music Buzz ( May/June 2005)

New music from the Caribbean
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High seas action at the 2004 Angostura Sail Week. Photograph by Tim Wright

Sports Buzz (May/June 2005)

High jinks on the high seas at Angostura Sail Week in Tobago
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Christopher Rodriguez. Photograph courtesy Talawa/ Photograph by Richard H. Smith

Theatre Buzz – Dragged on Stage

Playwright Christopher Rodriguez brings High Heel Parrotfish to the London stage
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