The new Olympic issue of Caribbean Beat!
Oh yes, it’s that time again! Our exciting new Olympic issue (#116: July/August 2012) is on Caribbean Airlines and Air Jamaica planes; in the mail to subscribers; and online, where you can also access a complete flip-book of the current issue - free! On the cover is the young Grenadian sprinting star, Kirani James!
Here’s more of what’s going on and what’s in the latest issue:
Going to the Olympic games: Kwame Laurence looks at the Caribbean athletes heading for the London Olympic Games, and weighs their chances of success
- Exploring Caribbean London: As the crowds begin to descend on London for the 2012 Olympics, Kito Johnson finds out how the Caribbean has helped to make London the great city that it is
- The ones to watch in London: Kwame Laurence lists potential medallists from the Caribbean
- A Golden Anniversary? Both Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago achieved their independence from Britain in August 1962. Looking back over 50 years of Caribbean presence at the Olympics, Kwame Laurence weighs their chances of celebrating golden anniversaries with gold
- They are olympians too: After the Olympics come the Paralympics. The Caribbean competes there too, as Kwame Laurence explains
- Independence 1962: Photos from Trinidad & Tobago and Jamaica Independence celebrations, 1962
- Mix it up: Debbie Jacob visits the 2012 Angostura Aromatic Bitters Global Cocktail Challenge and inspects some irresistible creations
A path to inner peace: Traditional yoga is becoming steadily more popular in the Caribbean. So are new forms of yoga which the Caribbean has developed for itself. Denise Chin reports
- Do the Cubans do reggae? Cuba has drenched the world with its music. But what has it soaked up in return? Jamaica is only 90 miles from Cuba’s south coast: could rumours of an underground reggae scene in Cuba possibly be true? David Katz finds out
- Winter Wonderland: A short story by Anthony Milne
- The Dinner Party – Heaven or Hell? Franka Philip on how to manage a dinner party without turning a great occasion into an evening of hell
- The next generation of Marleys: Garry Steckles is impressed by the latest addition to the Bob Marley dynasty – the great man’s grand-daughter
- Freedom Come: James Ferguson recalls the day fifty years ago when Jamaica cut its colonial ties with Britain and became independent
- Why do Jamaicans run so fast? According to Nazma Muller in Kingston, it really is the grass
- Torpedo ready to fire: Trinidad sprinter Richard “Torpedo” Thompson tells his story to Kwame Laurence
Here’s to 20 more years of marching to the Caribbean beat!