Issue 80
(July/August 2006)

In this Issue:

Niala Maharaj. Photograph courtesy Niala Maharaj

Heavenly reading

Trinidadian writer Niala Maharaj’s debut novel Like Heaven aims for the stratosphere
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Caribbean Bookshelf (July/August 2006)

An authoritative new edition of Martin Carter’s poems, Elizabeth Nunez’s Prospero’s Daughter, plus a roundup of other new Caribbean books
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Hannah Bannister and Jeremy Poynting of Peepal Tree Press. Photograph courtesy Peepal Tree Press

Peepal Tree Press spreads its branches

The world’s leading publisher of Caribbean literature makes its home in chilly Leeds
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Rhythm roundup (July/August 2006)

New albums from the Caribbean
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Dominique Le Gendre with accompanist Chris Willis in one of the rehearsal rooms at the Royal Opera House in London. Photograph by Georgia Popplewell

Dominique Le Gendre: musical tales

Trinidadian composer Dominique Le Gendre’s chamber suite Tales of the Islands comes home
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A squad of salseros executes a tricky move. Photograph by Charlie Santiago and Julio Costoso/Courtesy www.fotosenclave.com

Hot nights in San Juan

The tenth anniversary Puerto Rico Salsa Congress heats up San Juan
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From the Shadows series (2005-6) by Stanley Greaves. Image courtesy Stanley Greaves/Zemicon Gallery

Gallery roundup (July/August 2006)

A roundup of exciting exhibitions at museums and galleries from Guyana to Jamaica to New York
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Illustration by Russel Halfhide

Island hopper (July/August 2006)

What’s happening in the Caribbean in July and August — a host of Carnivals, a strong dose of reggae, plus Emancipation Day celebrations
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Betty West. Photograph by Mike Toy

Betty West: “When they look tired I say, ‘Look at me!’”

Barbados Crop Over bandleader and designer Betty West on the importance of understanding history and preserving culture
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Olive Senior. Photograph by Martin Mordecai

Olive Senior: speaking back to home

Jamaican Olive Senior is one of the most celebrated and beloved Caribbean writers working today. Martin Mordecai profiles the “country girl”
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The stylised wine bottles and Champagne glasses depicted in the gingerbread fretwork of the Philipsburg Liquor Store. Photograph by Donald Nausbaum

Double your pleasure: Sint Maarten or Saint-Martin

Two islands in one? Sint Maarten or Saint-Martin, part Dutch, part French, is two nations, two cultures, two experiences
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Tessanne Chin. Photograph courtesy Gary James

Up next in Jamaican music

Kellie Magnus asks some of the biggest movers and shakers on the Jamaican music scene to name the up-and-comers most likely to take the world by storm
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Inika Leigh Wright. Photograph courtesy Inika Leigh Wright

Unlonely Londoners

The postwar wave of migration from the West Indies to the United Kingdom that started with the Empire Windrush changed the face of London
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The architect’s rendering of the new Trelawny Stadium in Jamaica. Photograph courtesy ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 Local Organising Committee Jamaica

Building excitement: hosting the ICC Cricket World Cup in the Caribbean

In 2007 the West Indies will host the ICC Cricket World Cup. James Fuller looks at how the host territories are preparing
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Illustration by Shalini Seereeram

Toffee experiment & more

Anu Lakhan embarks on the Great Experiment: to recreate, or at least approximate, the perfect toffee, plus more
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Illustration by James Hackett

Boy days: Patrick Chamoiseau

Is Patrick Chamoiseau’s Childhood a “minor” work? Maybe, says James Ferguson
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Buju Banton. Photograph by URBANIMAGE.TV/Tim Barrow

Splashback: the return of Reggae Sunsplash

In 2006, Jamaica’s famous Reggae Sunsplash music festival returns after an absence of nine years. Garry Steckles, for one, is thrilled
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Illustration by Russel Halfhide

Start small, think big

How can individual investors with limited resources get into the stock market? James Fuller discovers Caribbean financial firms ready to help
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Illustration by James Hackett

Rammer jammers

A gang of Kingston bandits choose the wrong trio of young women to mess with: Nazma Muller and her friends
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Peter Davies – Chief Executive Officer

No empty promises

"Our business plan shows how BWIA can become an excellent, customer-oriented, competitive and profitable carrier"
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