How long did it take to grow all that hair?" Antillian Roland Joe, better known as Ras Bushman, smiles. "Already as a youth I wanted to be a Rastafarian. Since then no hairdresser was allowed to touch my scalp, of course." You can enjoy his hairdo in Philipsburg, on the island of St. Martin, where he runs the vegetarian restaurant Freedom Fighters Ital Shack. All the food is home grown and tastes really good. Ras is a musician as well, but he has retired from the band Freedom Fighters he founded. His son has taken over. Often you hear their reggae sound coming out of the shack. (Photos Mick Palarczyk).
These pictures are part of the feature Netherlands Antilles: Saba, St. Eustatius and St. Martin.