Culture

Gonna Make You Sweat: Fitness With Comby Smith

Words by Lisa Collins-Haynes After 25 years of dance experience, 20 years of dancing in the yearly Junkanoo in Nassau, Bahamas, and 12 years as a personal trainer and leading group exercise classes, it all culminated to 1 win for Macumbia “Comby” Sm...

Chef Irie Spices Up Network TV

Words by Kristal Roberts If you haven’t yet heard of Taste the Islands, then consider this your introduction. Conceived by media producer Calibe Thompson,...

BOCAS Goes to Brooklyn

Words by Sassy Ross NGC Bocas Lit Fest, Trinidad and Tobago’s premier literary festival, presents a showcase of contemporary Caribbean poets as part of the Brooklyn Book Festival.  The event – “The Word Is Fresh” – features 2015 OCM Bocas Prize...

What Bella Wants

Words by Sassy Ross Toni ‘Bella’ Blair is nothing like the characters she portrays in her comedy skits on RETV’s Bella’s Bizarre World and on her eponymous You...

Five Caribbean Poets You Need To Know

Words by Nandini Gosine-Mayrhoo The Caribbean boasts many children of literary talent: V.S. Naipaul, Edwidge Danticat, Derek Walcott, Kamau Brathwaite and Grace Nichols to name but a few.  Of these names, Nobel Prize winner Derek Walcott stands...