Issue 74
(July/August 2005)

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Issue 74

Issue 74

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Illustration by Shalini Seereeram

The truth about eggs…and more

Is the egg a perfect food? Anu Lakhan thinks so...with recipes and much more
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Illustration by Marlon Griffith

Islands in the stream

Martha Gellhorn’s 1944 novel Liana is little remembered today, but James Ferguson says this love story on a Caribbean island is still gripping
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Atilla was also the deputy mayor of Port of Spain. Photograph courtesy Donald Hill

Ol’ time calypso: long time music

It took him more than 30 years, but Garry Steckles finally discovered the joys of real old-time calypso
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Caribbean sugar packaged in sachets. Photograph courtesy the Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco)

Sweet or sour?

Changes to world trading rules and to the European Union’s common Agricultural Policy have raised questions about the future of the Caribbean’s sugar
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Illustration by James Hackett

“WE GOING ON THAT?”

Attillah Springer goes to Switzerland and conquers her fear of heights
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Islands in the stream

Martha Gellhorn’s 1944 novel Liana is little remembered today, but James Ferguson says this story of ill-fated love on a Caribbean island is still gripping
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Illustration by Chris Cozier

Fever

“I wanted to stay forever small . . .” A short story by A. Naomi Jackson
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Justin Hinds. Photograph by Urbanimage.tv

Justin Hinds: “You have to be true in the spirit”

The late Jamaican ska and reggae performer Justin Hinds on the message of his music — as told to David Katz
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Carnival Monday. Photograph by Stephen Sparks

Mas on the (Notting) Hill

In August, Caribbean people in London head to Notting Hill for Europe’s biggest street festival, now celebrating its 41st year. Simon Lee looks back at the origins of Notting Hill Carnival and tells us what to expect from this year's events
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Early morning mist on the road to Brasso Seco, in Trinidad’s Northern Range. Photograph by Courtenay Rooks

The long walk home

What does “indigenous” mean in contemporary Trinidad? How has the island’s Amerindian heritage survived?
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Toots Hibbert. Photograph by David Corio

Toots Hibbert: never grow old

Toots Hibbert has had one of the longest careers in Jamaican music, stretching from his early ska hits with the Maytals in the 1960s to his 2004 album
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Ivy Queen. Photograph by Getty Images

The buzz

What the Caribbean is talking about this month
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St George’s Cathedral in the capital, Georgetown. Photograph by Roberta Parkin

Guyana: great escape

Philip Sander visits this land of rivers, forests, and mountains, and finds no end of thrilling adventure
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