Culture

Five Caribbean Authors You Need to Know

Words by Chelcie Porter With literary fairs and festivals blossoming on islands like Anguilla and Jamaica, more literary events are also popping up in islands ...

SVG’s Garifuna Hero

Words by Risa Cox On March 14 of every year, St. Vincent and the Grenadines honors their national hero Joseph Chatoyer. Chatoyer was a Garifuna, a Carib chief who led the revolt against the British. On March 14, 1795, he was killed by British t...

On the Dread Tip: Faux Locs

Words by Nneka Samuel Confusion. Betrayal. Shock and awe. That’s how many people felt back when we learned that Erykah Badu’s signature dreadlocks were fake. W...

It’s Not Hot Sauce. It’s Pepper Sauce. Done Talk.

We ate it on everything – from roti to doubles, to pelau and mango chow. Pepper sauce was the staple growing up in Trinidad. Without this topping your meal was just missing something. Across the islands it’s red, yellow, even slightly orange. But the...

Recap: Ackee & Saltfish Episode 2: Breakfast

Words by Nneka Samuel Breakfast, the most important (and my favorite) meal of the day, is the subject of the second episode of the growingly popular web series, Ackee & Saltfish.  On today’s menu: back bread and marmite.  Back bread be...