An offset pressroom.

And in today’s news

Above: An offset pressroom. Photo by Borabajk/DepositPhotos By Nicole Duke-Westfield The late Caribbean journalist, George Radcliffe John, in his book Freedom and Responsibility: The Dean Speaks, recounts the 1995 statement by Appeal Court Justice Sat Sharma when he accused the media of “pandering to sensationalism to ensure their circulation swells”. Justice Sharma was at the […]

Shaping the Road March

Above: The Mighty Sparrow, circa 1959. Photo by Kingsley Lyndersay, LyndersayDigital.com By Mark Lyndersay. Originally published in the January/February 2018 issue of Caribbean Beat At the end of February 2017, MX Prime, the performer formerly known as Maximus Dan and christened Edghill Thomas, was announced as the winner, along with his production and performance team, Ultimate […]

Shadowing The Shadow

Above: Shadow at Dimanche Gras, 2003. Photo by Mark Lyndersay. A life as stalking penumbra Story and photos by Mark Lyndersay. Originally published in the Newsday Carnival Souvenir 2018. The Mighty Shadow (Winston Bailey) struck a chord in my soul when I was a teen and like a crazed tuning fork, it’s resonated throughout my life. […]

Calypso’s long coda

Above: Musicians perform in a calypso tent in the late 1950’s. Photo by Kingsley Lyndersay/lyndersaydigital.com By Mark Lyndersay Whether the Kalypso Revue closes this year or manages to squeeze some more cash out of the Culture Ministry, there’s one thing you may be sure of – not a thing will have been learned from this humiliation. […]

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