The final Caribbean Beat for 2016

As we hit the home stretch for 2016, there’s a new issue of Caribbean Beat (November/December 2016: issue #142), which is now on Caribbean Airlines planes (your take-home copy is free!); in the hands of our subscribers the world over; and on our website. You can also buy a digital edition or a digital subscription to read and save issues of Beat on your smartphone, tablet, computer, and favourite digital devices! And of course, if you haven’t already, make sure you’re connected to us on Facebook and Twitter to get all the latest Caribbean buzz.

Inside this issue:

• Events around the Caribbean in November & December, from the Bahamas International Film Festival to a celebration of ballet in Cuba
• Word of mouth: the Gimistory festival in Cayman, the Miami Book Fair, soca star Machel Montano’s big- screen debut — and paranging till it hurts in Trinidad
• Grenadian designer Ana Granada
• Trinidadian Dexter Webb takes on the New York Marathon
• This month’s reading, music, and film picks
• Grenada born, New York based chef Yvette LaCrette
• The inimitable Calypso Rose of Trinidad & Tobago
• Three artists with Caribbean roots — Jeannette Ehlers, Michelle Eistrup, and Sasha Huber — are making hard-hitting works in Scandinavia
• Leroy Sibbles of the Heptones
• New fiction by Barbara Jenkins
• Six Barbadians talk about their lives and work, what they love about their home island, and their biggest hopes for the future, as Barbados marks  50 years of Independence
• Exploring Brooklyn, New York
• An alphabet of Caribbean beaches, from A to Z!
• Our quick guide to getting the most out of Georgetown, Guyana when time is tight
• Suggestions for some sustainable and very covetable Caribbean-made holiday gifts
• Caribbean “farmer-preneurs” are changing the way we think about agriculture
• A squadron of battle-hardened guerrillas landed on Cuba’s coast sixty years ago, launching the revolution that would change their country forever
• Nassau’s Junkanoo rush

Tobago-born musical legend Calypso Rose. Richard Holder, courtesy Stonetree Records/Maturity

Tobago-born musical legend Calypso Rose. Photo: Richard Holder, courtesy Stonetree Records/Maturity