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Brian MacFarlane. Photograph by Andrea DeSilva

The man Brian MacFarlane

Since 2005, he’s dominated Trinidad & Tobago’s Carnival with what he calls “theatre mas” – costumes that are more than just bikinis and beads....

The real James Bond. Photograph by Jerry Freilich

The real James Bond

He spent many years living quietly in Jamaica, and his passion was birdwatching. James Ferguson explains how this innocuous gent became Agent 007.

Machel Montano. Photograph by Elizabeth Montano

How Machel Montano is misunderstood

The former wild child of T&T Carnival is back. He explains to Laura Dowrich-Phillips his absence from the party circuit last year....

Trinidad doubles. Photograph by Shirley Bahadur

Breakfast is for champions

Franka Philip tucks into some winners, from a Caribbean variation on porridge to the Trini favourite, doubles.

Roger Mooking. Photograph by publicity photographer Geoff George

Roger Mooking: his middle name is Multi-tasking

Trinidad-born Roger Mooking is in demand in Canada as a chef, TV host, singer-songwriter…Donna Yawching tries to count his talents .

Norma Shirley’s smoked pork. Photograph by Rosemary Parkinson

An appetite for travel

Rosemary Parkinson cooks her way round the country in Nyam Jamaica. Bridget van Dongen followed hungrily in her footsteps.

Chanting to the beat of drums, celebrants re-enact Canboulay. Photograph by Jeffrey Chock

Rituals of resistance: the Canboulay Riots re-enactment

Each year, with drums and fire, Trinidad re-enacts a struggle for emancipation. Ray Funk and Jeffrey Chock witness this renewed tradition.

Trinidad Carnival Diary: Carnival 365 days a year

Trinidad Carnival Diary: Carnival 365 days a year

It’s a way of life for the anonymous Saucy Diva, whose blog at Trinidad Carnival Diary is wildly popular.

Music for the mas

Music for the mas

Essiba Small surveys the soca scene for possible winners in the Road March race and on the party circuit for Trinidad & Tobago Carnival....

Jab Molassie (molasses devil), 1933. Photograph by Howard Nankivell, courtesy of Edmund Nankivell

Saving the picture history of pan

Invented in the streets of Port of Spain, the steelband now has a photo archive recognised in Unesco’s Memory of the World register.