A thirty-year-quiz | Did you even know

It’s a thirtieth anniversary edition of our triva quiz! Test your knowledge of some of the vibrant people and places who have appeared on the cover of Caribbean Beat

  1. The first calypsonian to appear on the cover of Caribbean Beat broke longstanding tradition by performing under his own name (rather than a sobriquet), and won T&T’s Calypso Monarch title in 1986. Who is he?
  2. What magnificently iconic Guyanese waterfall has appeared on the cover on two occasions, nineteen years apart?
  3. The July/August 2012 cover, coinciding with the London Olympics, prophetically featured the Grenadian athlete who would win his country’s first-ever Olympic gold medal. Who is he?
  4. Over the years, the magazine’s covers have featured wildlife including several birds, a jaguar, a trio of monkeys — but only one amphibian, a tree frog from the slopes of Trinidad’s second-highest mountain. What’s the name of this peak?
  5. The May/June 2014 cover depicted a scuba diver exploring a flooded limestone cavern on the largest island of the Bahamas — what’s that island’s name?
  6. The first Barbadian to appear on the cover was the lead singer for the popular soca band krosfyah — what’s his name?
  7. Our second issue depicted a space-bound rocket blasting off from what location in the Caribbean region?
  8. Only one writer has appeared on the cover — born in the UK to Guyanese parents, currently living in Grenada, and the author of the debut novel Buxton Spice. Who is she?
  9. What’s the name of the Jamaican reggae poetry band who won acclaim for their theatrical production Breadfruit Is the New Bread, Baby the year they appeared on the cover?
  10. Our oldest-ever cover subject is a musical legend from Tobago whose sixty-year career enjoyed a remarkable international revival in 2016 — who is she?


  1. David Rudder (on the cover of the Spring 1994 issue)
  2. Kaieteur Falls (March/April 1996 and March/April 2015)
  3. Kirani James 
  4. El Tucuche (July/August 2011)
  5. Andros
  6. Edwin Yearwood (September/October 1997)
  7. The Centre Spatial Guyanais in Kourou, French Guiana (Summer 1992)
  8. Oonya Kempadoo (March/April 2002)
  9. No-Maddz (May/June 2013)
  10. Calypso Rose, a.k.a. Linda McArtha Sandy-Lewis (November/December 2016)