Stories about Caribbean from August, 2005
Jamaica: Thoughts on Katrina
Fyr, writing from Jamaica, is heartbroken over Katrina's destruction of New Orleans, which he says has always held a special place in his heart.
Aruba: Natalee Holloway Reporters
Lost in Smallness, written from Aruba, compares reporters covering the Natalee Holloway case to hungry donkeys.
Barbados: Trip to Rock Hall
This, that, & Whatever describes a visit to the historic Freedom Monument of Rock Hall, which was the first free village in Barbados founded by a group of ex-slaves from a nearby plantation.
Trinidad: “We Gone International Now”
Small Island Girl was happy to see “Trini flags” waving during Ludacris’ performance on the MTV Video Music Awards.
St. Vincent: Brock Peters
Abeni from Saint Vincent and The Grenadines mourns the death of actor Brock Peters.
Guyana: Guayana Night 2005
Taran gives his summary of Guyana Night 2005 in Georgetown which celebrates all things Guyanese. Complete with photos.
Caribbean: Telecom Industry
Taran Rampersad covers the telecommunications industry in the Caribbean.
Trinidad and Tobago: Crime
Taran Rampersad continues his discussion of crime in Trinidad and Tobago.
Jamaica: Inspecting Hurricane Damage
Fyr has a look around the Saint Thomas river in Jamaica to inspect the damage wrought by hurricanes Dennis and Emily.
Caribbean: Blog Ring
Doan Mind Me directs us to a newly created webring for Caribbean bloggers.
Aruba: Election Madness
Lost in Smallness says that in Aruba, “by law, every voter must get four continous hours free from work.
Grenada: Carnival Review
Richard says this year's Grenada Carnival was a slight disappointment compared to last year's.
Trinidad and Tobago: Tobago Jazz Festival
Small Island Girl has two long posts summarizing the Tobago Jazz Festival.
Trinidad and Tobago: Two New Podcasts
Two new podcast shows coming out of Trinidad and Tobago today including the 29th installment of Caribbean Free Radio and the second of the Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society.
Caribbean: Cooking Caribbean Style
The Daily Bite offers some mouth-watering tips on cooking Caribbean style.
Trinidad & Tobago: Bombing Suspect in Custody
Taran Rampersad posts an update about this week's bombing in Trinidad. "It seems that a suspect has been held in the explosion on George St. here in Trinidad, but with so many copycats in Trinidad and Tobago, it's difficult to say that this is also a suspect for the initial bombing," he writes.
Suriname: Art and Design Trip
A little late on this one, but the University of Michigan School of Art and Design has a wonderful collection of 11 posts documenting the month-long stay by faculty and grad students in Suriname.
Trinidad & Tobago: Another Bombing, Evidence All Washed Up
Taran Rampersad reports on the second bombing this summer in Trinidad & Tobago, neither of which has generally received much attention in the international press.
Speculation so far has been that nobody was injured because of the amount of rain, and the fact that it's basically an area that vagrants are supposedly found in.... Evidence is expected to be washed away with the rain (that area frequently floods), and nobody was injured. Yet, at the end of the day - who would do such a thing? And while some idiots who will try to twist the news to support their purposes (saying that it's Al Qaeda), nobody seems to have claimed responsibility again.
Trinidad and Tobago: 15th Anniversary of Bomb
Through the Lens, Trinidad and Tobago remembers the 15th anniversary of the bombing of Trinidad and Tobago's parliament and police station by a radical Islamic group.
Flickr Pick from Grenada
“May Day Procession (St. George's, Grenada)” by Caribeean Free Photo Found this one among some old family photos and I’m assuming it’s Grenada because the inscription on the back said “May Day procession on Halifax Street”. No idea what year it was taken, though I’d think the late 1940s would...
Caribbean: IP and Blog Reflections
Taran Rampersad goes overintellectual property in the Caribbean and has some reflections on his excellent Caribbean blog list.