Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, March 13, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Caribbean Beat is covering the hottest issue of the day—in fact the hottest issue of the century: global warming. James Fuller takes a look at the threat to the region in the March–April issue of Beat, the inflight magazine of Caribbean Airlines, out now.
On another controversial note, David Katz lists his Top 10 reggae CDs. When music lovers have finished arguing over his choices, they can quarrel about who’s going to be the next Rihanna. Focus Pon Me, says Barbadian singer-songwriter Shontelle Layne, and that’s exactly what Beat is doing, in one of its snapshots of up-and-coming Caribbean personalities.
Less young, but no less dynamic, Chris Blackwell is back. The man who made Bob Marley a superstar has returned to his homeland of Jamaica, where he’s reviving the estate that once belonged to James Bond author Ian Fleming. Maggie Lee talks to this high-flying Caribbean entrepreneur about his successful past and his big plans for the future.
Beat also features high fashion from Haiti, birthplace of Jean-Ralph Thurin, who now has his own couture salon in New York.
Offal may sound awful, but in her Caribbean Cookup column, Franka Philip claims it’s delicious as she drools over pig-foot souse, oxtail, pepperpot and tripe.
If that’s not to your taste, Laura Dowrich-Philips samples cassava bread from St Lucia, flavoured with cherries, banana, chocolate, saltfish, peanuts—you name it, cassava bread goes with it, apparently.
Across the water in Nevis, Sharon Millar tastes the sweet hand of the island’s top chef, Curtis Smithen, and samples food festivals around the region.
For those who are more sporty than foodie, Judy Fitzpatrick dives for buried treasure off St Maarten—the underwater coral gardens and marine life in the waters around the island.
And as Trinidad and Tobago hosts an Olympic qualifier, Beat has a ringside seat as regional amateur boxers slug it out to represent their countries in Beijing, where for the first time the region may have a real chance of a medal.
Caribbean Beat is published six times a year by MEP (Media & Editorial Projects Ltd). Other titles produced by MEP are ENERGY Caribbean, the ENERGY Caribbean Yearbook, Discover Trinidad and Tobago, and the Caribbean Review of Books (CRB).
MEP also runs Prospect Press, a book imprint whose titles include Professor Julian Kenny’s Flowers of Trinidad and Tobago and Views From The Ridge, CLR James’s Letters From London, The Elusive Eric Williams by Dr Ken Boodhoo and A Naturalist’s Year by Richard ffrench.
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