Post Tagged with: "Issue 129 (September/October 2014)"

Maxine Williams. Photograph courtesy Facebook

Maxine Williams: “Big ideas can change the world”

Trinidadian lawyer and actor Maxine Williams on how she became Facebook’s global head of diversity, and why her role at the powerful web company is a platform for spreading the benefits of the digital world — as told to Tracy Assing.

Scan (2009), a performance choreographed and performed by COCO co-founder Dave Williams. Photograph by Jeffery Chock

The COCO Dance Festival: opening the dancescape

When four choreographers decided to launch a new contemporary dance festival — with three weeks’ notice — no one guessed it would change Trinidad’s cultural landscape. Nazma Muller follows the evolution of the COCO Dance Festival, and finds out how it’s boosted the careers of a new generation of dancers and choreographers.

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Our daily bread

For many people, bread is a staple. Others have abandoned the daily loaf for health reasons. If you’re eating only mass-produced white bread, Franka Philip says, you’re not doing yourself any favours. A guide to bread at its healthiest and tastiest.

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A river runs through it

Jamaica’s Martha Brae River is best explored by bamboo raft.

Caribbean Playlist (September/October 2014)

Caribbean Playlist (September/October 2014)

New releases to get you in the groove — from “island rock” to jazz and soca.

Illustration by Rohan Mitchell

The Amistad trial: a case for freedom

175 years ago, the famous Amistad trial was a turning point for the anti-slavery movement. James Ferguson revisits the landmark case.

Caribbean Bookshelf (September/October 2014)

Caribbean Bookshelf (September/October 2014)

This month’s reading picks — from Caribbean sci-fi to hard hitting essays about contemporary Jamaica.

Schoolchildren on an educational tour of Antigua’s offshore islands. Photograph courtesy the Antigua and Barbuda Environmental Awareness Group

It started with a snake

The sighting of a rare snake led to an ambitious initiative to protect Antigua’s tiny offshore islands. Joanne C. Hillhouse investigates the Antigua and Barbuda Environmental Awareness Group’s flagship project.

Photograph by Harol Baez

Stand apart: Kristy Collado

DR designer Kristy Collado crafts distinctive unisex jewellery for her Chejo line.

Healing With Horses camp participants interact with the project’s rescue horses. Photograph by Elspeth Duncan

Wishes and horses: Tobago’s Healing With Horses

Through contact with gentle equine companions and stimulating creative activities, Tobago-based Healing With Horses offers an innovative and life-changing therapeutic programme for differently-abled children. Elspeth Duncan describes a day in the life of the annual summer camp.