Stories about Caribbean from October, 2005
Taran Rampersad complements Georgia's conversation with Nicholas Laughlin in his own insightful summary of the state of the Caribbean's blogosphere.
Lost in Smallness shows that Aruba still doesn't have complete post-colonial autonomy as the Netherlands “has been making noise” about Minister of Justice, Rudy Croes. Rudy says he'll settle for Minister of Tourism if his brother gets to be Minister of Justice.
Anglophone Caribbean bloggers have been relatively quiet this week, so I took the opportunity to chat via IM with my fellow Trinidadian blogger Nicholas Laughlin about some of of the trends we've observed in the Caribbean blogosphere. What follows is an edited version of our conversation: GP: You've been blogging...
Georgia Popplewell posts about yet another small bomb explosion in Port of Spain and includes a map of the five recent explosions to hit the capitol city. Jacqueline A. Morris wonders why local media did not bring up Trinidad and Tobago's high rating in Reporters Without Borders’ “Third Annual Worldwide...
Commenting on today's “reconciliation walk to relive the horrors of slavery and the slave trade,” This, That & Whatever asks if this is not really “about what a bunch of (well-meaning, I'm sure) white folk can do to feel all righteous and good about themselves?” Commenters seem to think it...
Both Stunner's Afflictions and The Doctor is In discuss the possible reintroduction of the death penalty in Jamaica. Both posts generate healthy debate in the comments section.
Caribbean Free Radio has an updated summary of Saturday's “Death March” against crime and lack of accountability in Trinidad and Tobago. Dancehall Blog says that local musicians played an integral role.
It was an active week in the Caribbean blogosphere, with most of the buzz coming out of Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago: Jamaica In Jamaica, much of the discussion focused on the incessant rainfall, which caused serious flooding in several parts of the island this past week. “I drove through...
Roberto Borrero writes an open letter to Guyana's president in opposition of the Amerindian Bill of 2005.
A Hurricane Wilma weblog has been set up to disseminate information as the category 4 storm heads for Mexico and Central America.
Members of Bahamas Issues, a group forum, discuss a recent incident involving student violence and look for solutions to the Bahamas’ rising crime scene.
Caribbean Free Radio has the very latest on yet another bomb blast in Port of Spain.
Some snippets from this week's conversations in the anglophone Caribbean blogosphere: Aruba Lost in Smallness is resigned to the inevitable rise in gas prices after the recent parliamentary election. Bahamas in search of 42 complains about defective traffic lights, and Bahamas Blog posts some photos of Tropical Storm Rita's effects...
Bahamas Blog has the dirt on the new film which will star Anthony Hopkins as Ernest Hemingway and be shot in Cuba. Factoid: Papa Hemingway won a fishing tournament in the Bahamas back in 1935.
Bahamas Blog calls the upcoming elections a choice between “the current class of blatant criminals or the other party, a group of mild-mannered thieves.”
Lost In Smallness says gray clouds and thunderstorms have replaced blues skies and sunshine in Aruba.
Taran Rampersad critiques policy of the Copyright Organisation of Trinidad and Tobago.
A Limey in Bermuda says the Bermuda Sun put a picture of a vibrator on its front page in order to get attention and boost sales. It seems to have worked.
Jonathan Ali reflects on what it means to be a republic for the typical Trinidadian.
This, That, & Whatever insightfully compares last week's violence in Barbados with what got all the media attention.