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Caribbean Datebook (May/June 2014)

Your guide to Caribbean events in May and June — from Vincy Mas to a comic book convention in Puerto Rico.

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Word of mouth (May/June 2014)

Barbados’s biennial literary festival is back, and a popular Caribbean photography book becomes an exhibition in Toronto.

Photography by Sheroma Hodge Phillip

Stylish on the sand: Toya Turner

Antiguan designer Toya Turner specialises in breezy beach looks.

Caribbean Bookshelf (May/June 2014)

Caribbean Bookshelf (May/June 2014)

This month’s fiction and poetry reading picks.

Caribbean Playlist (May/June 2014)

Caribbean Playlist (May/June 2014)

New releases to get your fingers snapping — or your head banging.

The Rousseau sisters, Michelle and Suzanne. Photographs courtesy Two Sisters and a Meal

Tell it on the blue mountain: Michelle and Suzanne Rousseau

They’re celebrity chefs at home in Jamaica, thanks to their restaurant, their catering business, and their popular online TV series. Now the Rousseau sisters, Michelle and Suzanne, plan to take the international culinary world by storm with a new recipe book. Nazma Muller finds out more.

Carlos Lechuga. Photograph courtesy IFF Panamá

Rebel with a camera: Carlos Lechuga

Carlos Lechuga’s debut film Melaza portrays everyday life in Cuba with no trace of sentimentality, and a candour that contradicts both state propaganda and tourist fantasy. As Jonathan Ali explains, it’s also established the young filmmaker at the forefront of a new wave of Cuban cinema talent.

Skinny Fabulous. Photograph by Jaryd Niles-Morris 540i, www.540itt.com

Skinny Fabulous: “You have to pay attention to your hook”

Gamal “Skinny Fabulous” Doyle, five-time St Vincent soca monarch, on the importance of a catchy song, the short lifespan of a hit, and what makes Vincy mas unique — as told to Tracy Assing.

Gaiutra Bahadur. Photograph by Ulrike Wilson

Gaiutra Bahadur: enigmas and arrivals

When writer Gaiutra Bahadur — born in Guyana, grown up in the United States — set out to answer questions about her great-grandmother, she discovered that “facts get compromised with time.” Her book Coolie Woman uncovers hidden stories about the “odyssey” of indentured Indian women in the Caribbean, writes Nicholas Laughlin.

The buildings of St George’s climb the hill above the harbour. Photograph by PHB.CZ (Richard Semik)/Shutterstock.com

Clockwise Grenada: touring sunrise to sunset

Its quiet charms are well-suited to lingering, but Grenada is also small enough to explore in a single day, if time is of the essence. Caroline Taylor suggests a sunrise-to-sunset itinerary to introduce you to the best of the island — and ensure you want to return.