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· October, 2010

Stories about Migration & Immigration from October, 2010

Barbados: Another Fire

The Bajan Reporter posts footage of yet another fire in Barbados, saying: “Something is going on… Apart from Campus Trendz…in the last 21 days there was the Lighthouse in Silver...

Guyana: Just Say “Hell, No”!

As Domestic Violence Awareness Month comes to an end, The Guyana Groove says: “It is time for every woman in Guyana to hold hands and in unison yell to the...

Cape Verde: draft law passed to regulate Council of Communities

Olhofuturo [pt] reports that a draft law regulating the Council of Communities has been approved by Cape Verde's national assembly, with the aim [pt] of better tackling issues of migration...

Haiti: Upcoming Elections

“Fanmi Lavalas (FL) is widely seen as the Haiti’s largest and most popular political party”, yet it is being excluded from the upcoming elections. Wadner Pierre reposts an article he...

Guyana: Entrepreneurship

“Tell a Guyanese that something can make money…right away, dollar signs does pop up and paste on to them eye-balls like in cartoons”: Guyana-Gyal has big plans for when she...

Jamaica: More Tributes to Isaacs

Regional bloggers continue to pay tribute to the late reggae legend, Gregory Isaacs, with Annie Paul noting: “Times like this you realize not just the breadth but the depth of...

Barbados: Make Your Mark

Jdid takes issue with comments suggesting that the late David Thompson's “focus on being prime minister led to his demise”; on the contrary, the diaspora blogger says: “I hope the...

Slovenia: Dr. Peter Bossman, First Black Mayor

Adventures in Wheelville is “celebrating” the election of Slovenia's “first black mayor” – Dr. Peter Bossman.

Paraguay: Immigrant to Spain shares her experience in guaraní

Camino al Paraguay [es] posted a video of a Paraguayan woman talking about her experience as an immigrant in Spain in guaraní.

Jamaica: Farewell to the “Cool Ruler”

Jamaican reggae icon Gregory Isaacs, popularly known as the “Cool Ruler”, died this morning at this home in London, after a long battle with cancer. Possessing one of the most...

Zimbabwe: When Will Zimbabwean Diaspora Return?

“When will Zimbabwean diaspora return?,” Glow asks: “…there is a niggling part of me that wonders how real change can come in Zimbabwe when such a large part of its...

Barbados: A Nation Mourns

Barbados - along with the rest of the region - is in mourning following the untimely death of Barbadian Prime Minister David Thompson, who passed away yesterday from pancreatic cancer....

Cuba: Hunger Striker Recognised

Uncommon Sense and Along the Malecon celebrate Cuban hunger striker Guillermo Fariñas being awarded this year's Sakharov human rights prize.

Haiti: A Dangerous Balance

The Signifyin’ Woman is “intrigued” by Haitian writer Edwidge Danticat's latest “collection of essays on writing (mostly) from the stance of exile, or immigrant”; The Caribbean Review of Books publishes...

Cuba: On Remittances

In Sin Evasión [ES], blogger Myriam Celaya comments on the tremendous amount of money that Cubans receive in the form of remittances from their relatives who have emigrated.

Russia: Photos of Kurdish Refugees and Homeless People

At PhotoPolygon, photos of ethnic Kurdish refugees from Uzbekistan living in the woods outside Novosibirsk (by user Bender13, via English Russia), and of the homeless people in Blagoveshchensk (by user...

Cuba: Plea for Dr. Biscet

The daughter of political prisoner Oscar Biscet pens a letter to President Obama; Blog For Cuba republishes it here, while Uncommon Sense says: “This is the moment for friends of...

Trinidad & Tobago: Battling Corruption

In addition to “crying out for stronger campaign finance regulations as a key solution to our disturbing legacy of political corruption”, KnowTnT.com‘s Edmund Gall proposes “two other more urgently required...

Cuba: Incomplete

“The Cuban Catholic Church reported over the weekend that the ‘process to release the 52 prisoners is completed’, says Uncommon Sense, who adds: “But 13 of those prisoners remain in...

Jamaica: A Year of Blogging

“Using social media has provided us with [a] very rewarding and effective way to communicate with existing and new audiences…”: National Gallery of Jamaica Blog celebrates its first birthday.

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