Post Tagged with: "Issue 90 (March/April 2008)"

Three bananaquits and a green honeycreeper keep each other company at the Asa Wright Nature Centre, Trinidad. Photograph by Dominique Monteil

Where the birds belong

Trinidad and Tobago has over 400 species of birds, and Martin Kenefick’s new book describes them all. Tracy Assing flies through its pages.

Jean-Ralph Thurin. Photograph courtesy Jean-Ralph Thurin

Jean-Ralph Thurin: high fashion from Haiti

Caroline Taylor visits Jean-Ralph Thurin’s high-fashion bridal salon in New Jersey, where the Haitian designer brings his dreams to life.

Arthur Goddard, owner of Arthur`s Place--the little jazz bar along Lucknow Street in St James, Trinidad. Photograph by Robert Taylor

The bar that time forgot

Arthur’s Place in Trinidad is for jazz lovers, but as Kari Cobham reveals, it’s not for everyone—even if it could hold more than 20 guests .

Revellers jamming down Front Street in the heart of St Maarten`s capital Philipsburg during St Maarten Carnival 2007. Photograph by Judy H Fitzpatrick

Happenings (March/April 2008)

A brief look at the events that will have the Caribbean buzzing in March and April.

Bob Marley, 1974. Photograph by URBANIMAGE.TV/56 HRM/Adrian Boot

Top 10 reggae CDs

From Catch a Fire to Blackheart Man, David Katz counts down his top 10 reggae albums of all time.

A queen angelfish reigns over her domain. his picture was taken at Moonscape, a cratered reef south of the island. Photograph by Tadzio Bervoets

Diving in St. Martin: in an Octopus’ garden

Judy Fitzpatrick explores buried treasure in St Martin’s waters.

CD reviews (March/April 2008)

CD reviews (March/April 2008)

Reviews of new and recent CD releases of Caribbean interest.

Illustration by James Hackett

Feeling hot, hot, hot: climate change and the Caribbean

Super hurricanes, higher temperature, and heavier rainfall—James Fuller looks at how global warming is threatening to redefine life in the Caribbean.

Book reviews (March/April 2008)

Book reviews (March/April 2008)

Reviews of new and recent books from and about the Caribbean.

Chris Blackwell, the legendary founder of Island Records. Photograph by Riva PR

Chris Blackwell: man with the Midas touch

Chris Blackwell turned Jamaican reggae singers into stars. Now, as Maggie Lee reports, he’s turning a famous Jamaican estate into a global attraction.