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Caribbean Bookshelf (Autumn 1992)

A round-up of recent books about the Caribbean.

A Season of Steel Pan

Two big events in the steelband world take place this fall.

Doctor Betty in the Kitchen

'Betty K' has made the transition from successful medic to best-selling author.

Photograph by Barbara Martin

Caribbean Flowers for Sale

Exotic Caribbean flowers are turning out to be a thriving export business.

Photograph by Harold Prieto

Let’s Go Horse Racing

There's more here than watersports and beach games. Marlon Miller discovers how horse racing, the sport of kings, has taken hold in the Caribbean.

The People Before Columbus

Kim Johnson goes in search of the people who lived in the Caribbean before Columbus' caravels sailed over the eastern horizon.

Quixote With a Cutlass: Re-examining Christopher Columbus

Stephen Knox, Marina Salandy-Brown and Cristina Fagg examines the record of the man whose arrival in the Caribbean five centuries ago holds the world's attention in October.

Pelican Island

First Stop Antigua

New direct flights from London to Antigua put the spotlight on one of the Caribbean's most popular destinations.

Photograph by Martin Charles

Saving Old Havana

The historic Spanish centre of Havana is being restored to its former splendour.

Photograph by Allsport/ Johnnie Walker

Cream of the Crop: Golf in the Caribbean

Former West Indies test captain Sir Garry Sobers on the Johnnie Walker World Championship in Jamaica next December, and how Caribbean golf is shaping .