Known as the “island of flowers,” Martinique offers travelers an experience like none other in the Caribbean. An overseas department of France in the Lesser Antilles, the island is famous for its colorful flora, lush mountains, tropical forests, and stunning coastline—but what really sets it apart from its neighbors is the distinct mix of Creole and French cultures that can be felt everywhere from the warmth of its people to its cuisine, music, and monuments.
As a Guyanese-American, June sees the importance of uplifting her heritage, “I started looking up Guyanese actors and writers and there’s this pride in knowing that you’re going to do stuff in the world and everything matters.” Like the Guyanese luminaries before her, June has become a successful figure in the world of acting and playwriting herself.
Ziggy Marley, born in Trenchtown, Jamaica, is an 8-time Grammy winner. He views his reggae music as a conduit between the spiritual and physical worlds. Much like his father, the legendary Robert “Bob” Nesta Marley did, Marley wants to bring consciousness and awareness through his music.
When Caribbean Heritage Magazine asked if I would be interested in interviewing writer-director extraordinaire, Steve McQueen about his series Small Axe, as part of their Salute to Hollywood Honorees, it was a no-brainer. At that point I had seen all his feature films, and I was an avid fan of his work.
There is something about rum that is magical. It combats heat in the tropics and cold in northern regions.
The Caribbean is one of the most beautiful regions of the world and also one of the most ethnically diverse. It is home to different races, religions, and languages that emerged from its rich history.