Post Tagged with: "Issue 55 (May/June 2002)"

Thick cloud shrouds the summit of Mt Pelée. Photograph by Catriona Davidson

St Pierre: mountain of death

Once, St Pierre was a centre of French elegance and pleasure, the pride of the French Caribbean, “the Paris of the Antilles”. But one morning the mountain behind the town blew apart, wiping out the town and killing almost all its 30,000 people. James Ferguson revisits the volcano, exactly 100 years on.

Photography by Aldwyn Sin Pang

Bananas: food of the gods?

Cooking with bananas.

Photograph courtesy the Trinidad and Tobago Sailing Association/Tim Wright

All this and racing too? Tobago’s Angostura Sail Week

Marlon Miller explains why Angostura Sail Week in Tobago is a must on the sailing calendar. (Despite his memories, the Regatta provides some excellent ocean racing).

All Business

A collection of Caribbean business websites for anyone searching for commercial contacts within the region.

Photograph by Maura Imbert

Arawak Astronomers

Further research in Antigua suggests that the stones on Greencastle Hill really may have been used by Arawaks a thousand years ago to track time and season.

-

Bookshelf (May/June 2002)

New and recent books about the Caribbean.

Culture. Photograph by Urbanimage.tv/ Adrian Boot

The best of them all: great moments in reggae music

Garry Steckles remembers some of the greatest moments in the history of reggae music.

-

New music from the Caribbean (May/June 2002)

Carnival roundup. The latest Caribbean CDs including the best of this year's music from Trinidad Carnival.

Illustration by Marlon Griffith

Splash

Rosemarie Gajar learns to conquer her fear of the deep.

Photograph by Tim Barrow

Beres Hammond: Soul Survivor

Even as a pre-teen Beres Hammond had the voice. But it was his involvement with the business side of the recording industry that brought him financial success. A profile by David Katz.