Post Tagged with: "Issue 56 (July/August 2002)"

Illustration by Marlon Griffith

Voodoo pig

An uninvited spirit possesses Simon Lee’s hut while he investigates a vaudou ceremony in Haiti.

Freshly cracked cocoa pods. Photograph by Anton Modeste

Chocolat: Trinidad’s world-class chocolate

Some of the world’s finest cocoa is grown in Trinidad. Desirée Baptiste follows the path of the island’s beans from plantation to connoisseur’s palate.

Photograph by Adrian Boot

Reggae Xplosion

A photographic tour of Jamaica’s new shrine to its most influential music form.

Rose Hall Great House. Photograph courtesy Jamaica Tourist Board

Jamaican Gothic: The White Witch of Rosehall

James Ferguson on Herbert de Lisser’s still-popular historical potboiler The White Witch of Rosehall.

Jasmine wears her own The Conversation (sterling silver, 18ct, carved). Photograph by Mark Lyndersay

The Jewels of Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

A Jamaican childhood, a penchant for collecting and a love of small things all shaped the career of jewellery designer Jasmine Thomas- Girvan. Mariel Brown reports.

Coco Point Beach, Barbuda. Photograph by Sean Drakes/ Blue Mango

Summer splash

There’s lots to do in the Caribbean on those lazy, hazy days of summer. Simon Lee samples some of the best fun of the long school holidays.

Pan-Africanist leader Marcus Garvey. Photograph courtesy the National Library of Jamaica

Caribbean Voices

"Nothing was created in the West Indies", V.S. Naipaul famously wrote. Yet many of the earliest writers and thinkers in the Americas were Caribbean men and women, creating histories, novels, essays, poems, autobiography, newspapers, new political thought. Tony Martin puts the case for the defence.

Caribbean Datebook (July/August 2002)


Bethany. Photograph by Caribbean Estates

About that Caribbean dream home…

Property prices vary dramatically among Caribbean countries. Mark Wilson looks at what money will buy in four islands.

Dinner time in the Islands

Trying to remember the dish that made your mouth water somewhere in the islands, and can't remember the name or how to make it? Michael Goodwin has the online solution.