Culture

Got to switch it up!

It’s been a while but like a true fabulous islandista I was indulging in the delights of Barbados’ Crop-Over festival for the last fortnight or so – it’s only THE summer carnival to attend – sorry Antigua, St. Lucia, SVG,…

Artistry vs. sexy – the mas dilemma

Beautiful … but artistic? (photo credit: Baje International) It is getting close to the summer Carnival season in the Caribbean and its diaspora. In the next few months, St. Vincent, St.Lucia, Barbados, Antigua, Grenada, Toronto, London and New York will…

The small graces of small islands

Living in a small island can be a study in contradictions for islandistas. Admittedly there are times it is frustrating for us with our with more worldly tastes - personally I wish there was more theatre, more art, more restaurants, more options for partying,…