Post Tagged with: "Issue 97 (May/June 2009)"

View from the east summit of what may become Mt Obama. Photograph courtesy Chris Pratt of the Environmental Awareness Group`s Plant Conservation Project

From Boggy Peak to Mt Obama

Like the rest of the world, Antigua has succumbed to Obamamania. Joanne C Hillhouse reports on the debate over the island’s proposed tribute.

Elian Mattias, the lead singer of the Wailers, stands in for reggae legend Bob Marley. Photograph courtesy Gorgeous PR/Paul Parks

Elian Attias: the man who fills Bob Marley’s shoes

The reggae superstar is a hard act to follow. Garry Steckles marvels at the chutzpah of the Wailers’ new lead singer, Elian Attias.

The Grenadian and US flags fly in front of the Windref Research Institute. Photograph courtesy SGU

St. George’s: helping the region’s health

Based at St George’s University in Grenada, the Windref Foundation is pioneering research into endemic tropical disease.

American dancer and choreographer Katherine Dunham in an Afro-Caribbean-inspired dance. Photograph by Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Katherine Dunham: voodoo priestess from Illinois

Legendary dancer Katherine Dunham adopted Caribbean culture, and was adopted in her turn. James Ferguson uncovers her monument in Haiti.

Jamaica`s Cockpit Country is home to globally-important biodiversity but could be devastated by bauxite mining. Photograph courtesy Birdlife International/Susan Koenig

Caribbean birds: on a wing and a prayer

Bird life in the Caribbean seems to be flourishing, but some species are threatened. James Fuller goes birdwatching in search of them.

Cooking jerk chicken at Scotchies, Montego Bay. Photograph by Paul Marshall

More to Jamaica than jerk

What about festival, Blue Mountain coffee, ackee and saltfish, ital food, and patties? And Andrew Marshall finds even more delicious morsels.

Constantine`s all-action batting style set league cricket alight. Photograph courtesy Macmillan Caribbean

Learie Constantine: local boy makes good

When cricketer and politician Learie Constantine was ennobled, he was claimed by his hometowns in Trinidad – and Lancashire.

One of the rum girls at the Rum Experience in October 2008 in London. Photograph courtesy Ian Burrell

A rum do: London’s Rumfest

It’s not just for pirates any more – the spirit of the Caribbean is sweeping the world. Franka Philip takes a taste of London’s Rumfest.

Jizelle Salandy defends her three world titles against Yahaira Hernandez on Boxing Day in Trinidad. Photograph courtesy Trinidad Express

Jizelle Salandy: glory in the ring

She lived fast and died young, but not before winning record numbers of world boxing titles. We remember her short, triumphant life.

Illustration by Darren Cheewah

Mosuitoes: the perfect swarm

James Fuller was enchanted by the idea of sleeping under the snowy billows of a mosquito net. But then he found out why he needed one….