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George Lamming. Photograph by Ronnie Carrington

An afternoon with George Lamming

Simon Lee talks to legendary Caribbean writer George Lamming.

Tobago Cays. Photograph by Chris Huxley

Sweet St Vincent

Writer and lawyer Kathy Ann Waterman visits St Vincent, in search of something special — not the tourist spots or the sailing waters of the Grenadines, but the country village where her mother was born and the life she once lived there.

Illustration by Christopher Cozier

Shoes for the dead

A short story by Andrew Miller.

The legendary Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki is the music director of the Casals Festival. Photograph courtesy Festival Casals de Puerto Rico/Steve Niedorf

All this jazz

Simon Lee on the Caribbean’s headline events in May and June.

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.

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Bookshelf (May/June 2002)

New and recent books about the Caribbean.