Post Tagged with: "Issue 99 (September/October 2009)"

CaRiMi members Carlo Vieux, Richard Cave and Mickael Guirand in St Maarten. Photograph by Judy H Fitzpatrick

CaRiMi: hip hop from Haiti

Though musical trio CaRiMi have made it big in the US, their music still captures the struggles of their homeland.

Alison Antrobus. Photograph courtesy The Spanish Court Hotel/Fanz Marzouca

The Antrobus: top-drawer design

The problem: a bag that can hold all your stuff – but so that you can still find it. The answer? It’s in the Antrobus bag..

Gil Figaro and Trinidad and Tobago High Commissioner to Uganda Patrick Edwards during the Sunshine Awards reception in Uganda. Photograph courtesy The Sunshine Awards

The forecast is Sunshine: New York’s Sunshine Awards

Caribbean musicians are honoured in an annual ceremony that brings a ray of light into a New York autumn: the Sunshine Awards.

Bernadette Bedard. Photograph courtesy Passion Fruit Designs

Bernadette Bedard: swimwear that sizzles

Crystals and a Carnival influence are the winning combination in Bernadette Bedard’s swimsuit designs.

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Reviews (September/October 2009)

The new music, the movies and the books that are reflecting the region right now.

Gregory Gill of Barbados watches his partner Elwyn Oxley spike as Philippe Pignol of Guadeloupe attempts to block in the final. Photograph courtesy Leisure Entertainment

Happenings (September/October 2009)

A round-up of current events on the Caribbean calendar.

Ernest Ranglin in Montreux in 2004. Photograph by Boot

Where is the world?

Caribbean music has had a huge global impact. But at a world music festival in Abu Dhabi, there were no regional bands in the line-up....

The Central Suriname Nature Reserve from the Voltzberg Dome. Photograph by Andy Isaacson

Suriname’s rainforest: journey to the back of beyond

Suriname’s vast, virgin rainforests are being carefully preserved. But a few hardy visitors venture into the heart of this wilderness.

Errol Flynn. Photograph by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Errol Flynn’s Jamaica Inn

The Hollywood actor’s swashbuckling lifestyle continued when the cameras stopped rolling....

An interior view of e TecK's flagship building. Photograph courtesy e TecK

A stroll in the InTech park

Cars are banned, there’s a butterfly reserve in it – but this east Trinidad project is also on the cutting edge of science and green technology.