Stories about Anguilla

Caribbean: the meaning of identity

  7 November 2011

Creative Commess hosts a blog symposium “about Caribbean people, about West Indian people, about our contemporary experiences … ranging through race & identity to culture, mental health to constructs of beauty and more,” with contributions from seven Caribbean bloggers.

Latin America, Caribbean: Increase in Food Prices

  4 March 2011

Bloggings by Boz writes: “The FAO reports that February 2011 was a yet a new high on food prices. This has led to several warnings from organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean including ECLAC [Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean] and the IICA [Inter-American Institute for Cooperation...

Anguilla: End of a Blog

  21 October 2010

Corruption-free Anguilla decides to shut down its blog over threats of a lawsuit; Barbados Free Press comments: “Don Mitchell CBE QC learns why anti-corruption blogs in small countries must be anonymous.”

Anguilla: Not Quite Ready

  11 October 2010

“The airwaves and the local newspapers this past week have been filled with talk of the need for Anguilla to seek independence from the United Kingdom”, but Corruption-free Anguilla says that “Anguilla will be ready for full internal self-government, and subsequently for independence, only after we have put in place...

Anguilla: One Step Back

  27 August 2010

Corruption-free Anguilla thinks that Montserrat's new draft constitution “does not advance government…rather, it sets Montserratians back decades, particularly in the area of human rights.”

Anguilla: On Corruption

  5 August 2010

“Contrary to public opinion, most politicians are not engaged in making back-room deals and accepting under-the-table packages”: Corruption-free Anguilla thinks “it is the lack of transparency in our systems of government that causes so many of their actions to be wrongfully categorised as corrupt.”

Anguilla: role of ministers

  23 July 2010

“What is the function of a Minister in the Government of Anguilla?” asks Corruption-free Anguilla. “He is the policy maker, not the technician.  He is the director of the play, not the actor on the stage.”

Anguilla, Turks & Caicos: Taking Responsibility

  6 April 2010

Corruption-free Anguilla comments on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's refusal “to accept responsibility for the decline of good government in the Turks and Caicos Islands”, saying: “The inevitable result, I fear, will be the British Government’s international embarrassment.”

Anguilla: Elections Results

  17 February 2010

Corruption-free Anguilla reflects on the country's recent elections: “I am happy with the election results. I have no doubt that the Anguillian electorate has spoken loudly and clearly.”

Anguilla: No News is Bad News

  29 October 2009

“Six members of the Royal Anguilla Police Force arrested in the last five years. Traditionally, the Anguilla public administration operates under the assumption that any bad news is better not published”: Corruption-free Anguilla is “simply disgusted at this state of affairs.”

Anguilla: Construction Transparency

  14 October 2009

Inspired by a speech from the Chairman of the Trinidad and Tobago chapter of Transparency International, Corruption-free Anguilla is concerned that “fair play, transparency, and accountability will continue to be unknown in the Anguillian public sector construction sector.”

Anguilla: abandoned hotel?

  21 September 2009

Corruption-free Anguilla stumbles upon an abandoned hotel construction site, and asks questions about development policy and the possibility of government involvement. “The buildings just sit there, enigmatic, clueless.”

Anguilla: sailing life

  16 September 2009

Montague Kobbe posts a review of a new book about sailboat racing in Anguilla. “There is something innate, something intrinsic, that links Anguillans to seafaring and boat building – after all this might be the only island in the West Indies where cricket is not the most popular sport.”

Anguilla: imported massage?

  15 September 2009

A newspaper advertisement for “excellent massage” prompts some tongue-in-cheek commentary from Corruption-free Anguilla.

Anguilla: The Fly

  31 August 2009

Corruption-free Anguilla says that a fly infestation at a particular garbage dump “results from a failure to deal with the garbage correctly”, adding: “The culprit is one of our biggest hotel developments.”

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