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· October, 2005

Stories about Caribbean from October, 2005

Caribbean: Reflections on Caribbean Blogging

Taran Rampersad complements Georgia's conversation with Nicholas Laughlin in his own insightful summary of the state of the Caribbean's blogosphere.

Aruba: Political Ponderings

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...

The Caribbean Blogosphere: Some observations

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...

Trinidad and Tobago: Bombs and Media Transparency

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...

Barbados: Reconciliation Walk Really About Reconciliation?

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...

Jamaica: Reinstate the Death Penalty?

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.

Trinidad and Tobago: More on Death March

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...

Trinidad and Tobago: Death March Protests Surge in Violence

This week in the Caribbean blogosphere

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...

Guyana: An Open Letter to President H.E. Bharrat Jagdeo

Roberto Borrero writes an open letter to Guyana's president in opposition of the Amerindian Bill of 2005.

Mexico, Honduras, Belize, Nicaragua: Hurricane Wilma

A Hurricane Wilma weblog has been set up to disseminate information as the category 4 storm heads for Mexico and Central America.

Bahamas: Students beat Police. Then threaten teachers.

Members of Bahamas Issues, a group forum, discuss a recent incident involving student violence and look for solutions to the Bahamas’ rising crime scene.

Trinidad and Tobago: Yet Another Bomb Blast

Caribbean Free Radio has the very latest on yet another bomb blast in Port of Spain.

From the Caribbean Blogosphere

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...

Cuba, Bahamas: Hemmingway Film to be Made in Cuba

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...

Bahamas: “Lesser of Two Evils”

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.”

Aruba: Weathering

Lost In Smallness says gray clouds and thunderstorms have replaced blues skies and sunshine in Aruba.

Trinidad and Tobago: Copyright Law

Taran Rampersad critiques policy of the Copyright Organisation of Trinidad and Tobago.

Bermuda: Vibrating Sales

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...

Trinidad and Tobago: What it Means to be a Republic

Jonathan Ali reflects on what it means to be a republic for the typical Trinidadian.

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