Post Tagged with: "Issue 94 (November/December 2008)"

Costumed pirates in the Landing Pageant, on an authentic sailing ship, 'invade' a Cayman Islands harbour. Photograph courtesy Pirates Week Office/Miguel Escalante

Happenings (November/December 2008)

A brief look at the events that will have the Caribbean buzzing in November and December .

Marcus Garvey. Photograph by Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images

Book reviews (November/December 2008)

Reviews of some new Caribbean books.

Save some kilowatts by unplugging idle chargers and using surge protectors. Photograph by Andrea De Silva

Top ten ways to go green

Carefree living may be synonymous with the Caribbean, but saving the environment is serious business everywhere. .

From left, Superior, Brigo, Conqueror, Sparrow and Christo. Photographer courtesy Calypso Dreams

Calypso dreams come true

Garry Steckles anxiously awaits the international release of Calypso Dreams, a movie that brings together Trinidad and Tobago’s best–known performers.

Jim Westlake. Photograph courtesy RBTT

Jim Westlake charts new waters

Jim Westlake plays guitar in a rock band, even though he’s also busy overseeing the Caribbean regional banking institution RBTT’s merger with the Royal Bank of Canada....

November 1938: A Berlin synagogue burning on the night of Kristallnacht. Photograph by Paul Popper/Popperfoto/Getty Images

Rescued by racism

When Germany’s Jews decided to flee the Nazi onslaught in November 1938, they found refuge in the Dominican Republic....

Near San Luis, San Andrés. Photograph by Nicholas Laughlin

San Andres: native island

They speak English with a Jamaican twang and listen to reggae and dancehall. But....

Two-time Trinidad and Tobago bartending champion Raymond Edwards exhibits his skill. Photograph by David Wears

Angostura bitters: raising the bar

James Fuller was a “bitters virgin,” but after discovering that Angostura goes with everything, including his morning cuppa, he’s now a seasoned user.

Belle Rosette and drummers. Photograph courtesy the Ray Funk Collection

Beryl McBurnie: the flowering of La Belle Rosette

Ray Funk traces Trinidadian dancer Beryl McBurnie’s stellar career in 1940s New York .

The museum on Angostura’s compound, detailing the history of the organisation and its most famous product. Photograph by David Wears

JGB Siegert: a taste for adventure

Judy Raymond traces the long and exciting journey of Angostura bitters’ inventor Dr JGB Siegert, from the battlefield of Waterloo to the rainforests.