Post Tagged with: "Issue 128 (July/August 2014)"

“Surfing is for  everyone,” says Icah Wilmot. Photography by Marlon James

Icah Wilmot: star of the surf

For Icah Wilmot, Jamaica’s only pro surfer, his championship career is both a family enterprise and a vehicle for moving his sport ahead. Michael Robinson visits Jamaica’s first family of surfing at their Jamnesia headquarters in Bull Bay.

Photograph by Arun Madisetti/Images Dominica

Close encounter: whale-watching in Dominica

Only a handful of divers are lucky enough to see eye to eye with Dominica’s amazing whales.

Lord Superior. Photograph by Richard Mark Rawlins, Courtesy Geoffrey Dunn

Diamonds are forever

Sixty years ago, as a young calypsonian named Andrew Marcano made his tent debut, no one could know he would become calypso’s living conscience. Geoffrey Dunn recounts the life and times of the inimitable Lord Superior.

Loretta Collins Klobah. Photograph courtesy Bocas Lit Fest/Savant Media

What he brought for me

A poem by Puerto Rican writer Loretta Collins Klobah, inspired by Notting Hill Carnival.

Artist La Vaughn Belle. Photograph QStudio LLC. www.qstudiovi.com

La Vaughn Belle: big art from a small place

For artist La Vaughn Belle, coming from a “small place” — St Croix — doesn’t restrict her imagination or her ambitions. David Knight, Jr, investigates the social impact of Belle’s questioning artistic practice.

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Caribbean Datebook (July/August 2014)

Events around the Caribbean in July and August.

Photograph by Elspeth Duncan

Buccoo tales

Not all travels require you to stray far from home, Elspeth Duncan discovers. Sometimes, with open eyes and the right company, the pleasures of wandering are right under your nose. Plus a concise guide to some of Tobago’s best adventures.

Illustration by Darren Cheewah

Word of mouth (July/August 2014)

Dispatches from our correspondents around the Caribbean and further afield.

Looking over Port-au-Prince from L’Observatoire du Boutilliers. Photograph by Danielle Dreis

The other side of Haiti

In the aftermath of Haiti’s January 2010 earthquake, reconstruction is still a work in progress. Even so, writes Shannon J. Effinger, the country’s rich culture makes Haiti a life-changing destination for the right kind of traveller.

Silver long-leaf-cell earrings and bangle. Photography by Michele Jorsling

Clean lines: Trinidadian jewellery designer Janice Derrick

Trinidadian designer Janice Derrick creates elegant jewellery with clean lines.