Respect

Caribbean Beat has profiled some of the Caribbean’s most brilliant pan performers, players like Ray Holman and Andre Tanker, and over the years we have followed the growing quantity and…

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Caribbean Beat on the great Brian Lara

Brian Lara celebrates in Adelaide (Image courtesy Digicel) By now it’s practically stale news in the cricketing world that West Indies batsman Brian Lara has added yet another record to…

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Stormy weather

In the current issue of Caribbean Beat, Richard Costas writes about hurricanes and the horrendous impact they can make on small island economies (and insurers).Richard was writing in the wake…

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To read or not to read?

What do people want from an inflight magazine, I wonder? Whenever I travel on BWIA, I look around to see what fellow passengers are doing with Caribbean Beat. Usually, some…

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Football stories

The red confetti has settled here in Trinidad and Tobago, after yesterday’s public holiday to celebrate the national football team’s qualification for the 2006 World Cup. But for the Caribbean…

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Welcome laughter

The story by Kellie Magnus about the Jamaica Pantomime in the current issue of Caribbean Beat makes me think I really must get across to Kingston and take in the…

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Emancipation miniatures

Jamaican artist Laura Facey’s monumental sculpture Redemption Song, commissioned for Emancipation Park in New Kingston, provoked widespread controversy when it was unveiled in 2003. But maybe public disapproval of the…

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Celebrating victory

Trinidad and Tobago turned into a huge party last night, after the national football team’s victory over Bahrain in the qualifying match that sends us to the World Cup. The…

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On the road to Germany

Sixteen years after the devastating match when we lost the chance to go to the 1990 World Cup, Trinidad and Tobago has beat Bahrain 1-0 to advance to the 2006…

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Football fever

Today’s the big day for Trinidad and Tobago football fans–specifically, the day T&T plays the final qualifying match against Bahrain for the 2006 World Cup in Germany. After drawing 1-1…

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