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The cricket-lover’s instant guide to the Caribbean

The cricket-lover’s instant guide to the Caribbean

Sun, sea, sand, nutmeg fields and rainforests. Apart from thrilling cricket, what else can you expect as you follow the World Cup tournament.

Sting at last years Jazz Festival. Photograph by Andrea De Silva

Big acts for Tobago Jazz

Gladys Knight, Earth, Wind and Fire, Elton John, Diana Ross, Mary J Blige, LL Cool J, Sean Paul, Heather Headley perform at the Jazz Festival.

Illustration by James Hackett

Deep, backward, short and silly

Do cricket terms confuse you? Can't tell a silly mid-on from a deep fine leg? Read on. BC Pires will take you by the hand and guide you.

Illustration by Marlon Griffith

Cricket (and a few other things)

It's cricket (and a few other things) happening in the Caribbean in March and April.

DJ Chickie, the pioneer of music-in-between-overs. Photograph by Thaddeus Price

A view from the cricket stands

With names such as Gravy, Chickie, His Majesty King Dyal and Blue Food, colourful fans of West Indian cricket are an integral part of the game.

Photograph courtesy Penguin Classics

The interesting author: Olaudah Equiano

Olaudah Equiano's The Interesting Narrative has long been seen as the first great narrative of slavery by someone who has been a victim of it.

Down the Mazaruni, the biggest tributary of the Essequibo. Photograph by Nicholas Laughlin

A fort with a view: Kyk-over-Al

Nicholas Laughlin braves the heat as he goes in search of Kyk-over-Al, the ruined Dutch fort that is one of Guyana's most storied historical sites.

Peter Tosh. Photograph by David Corio

The rebel: Peter Tosh

Garry Steckles is flooded with memories of reggae superstar Peter Tosh, who was murdered 20 years ago.

Ioan Gruffudd as William Wilberforce and Romola Garai as Barbara Spooner in Michael Apted’s Amazing Grace. Photograph by Murray Close © 2006 Bristol Bay Productions LLC

Remembering abolition: 200 years since the abolition of the slave trade

Caroline Taylor looks at the various international events commemorating the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade in the British Empire.

Trevor Berbick. Photograph by the Gleaner Company Limited

The fighting preacher: Trevor Berbick

Garnette Cadogan recalls the highs and lows of the late Jamaican boxer Trevor Berbick, who fought Muhammed Ali and Mike Tyson.