Stories about Caribbean from November, 2005
Randy Paul comments on yet another delay in the Haitian election. Caribpundit, meanwhile, argues that ex-President Aristide has been completely discredited both domestically and abroad.
As Jamaica begins to discuss the possible repeal of laws which criminalize homosexuality, Lost in Smallness wonders if either Aruba or the Netherlands Antilles were consulted when introducing state-sanctioned gay marriage in their legal system.
Roberto Borrero posts a copy of the Garífuna Summit Declaration signed by six Central American and Caribbean heads of state to safeguard Garífuna culture.
Taran Rampersad has a meditative post on his dinner with fellow Trini bloggers, Georgia Popplewell, Nicholas Laughlin, and Jonathan Ali.
Lynn Sweeting describes what it's like to realize there really are people out there reading what she has to say.
Lost In Smallness weighs out the pros and cons of a proposed new Ritz-Carlton hotel along Aruba's coast.
Haitian American blogger Alice Eddie Backer My conversation with Nicholas Laughlin about the Caribbean blogosphere has elicited some strong reactions from Caribbean bloggers. Haitian-American blogger Alice Eddie Backer, a lawyer based in New York, first came to my attention when she answered my appeal for more Haitian bloggers. Alice then...
A Limey In Bermuda seeks input on why there's no museum commemorating the mythic Bermuda Triangle and also whether or not the island nation should alter its daylight savings schedule to match the U.S.
If only in terms of sheer volume, the leading story in the Caribbean blogosphere this week was the Trinidad & Tobago football team's qualification for the 2006 World Cup on November 16. The team Trinidad & Tobago beat in order to qualify was Bahrain (hence the oft-repeated line that whichever...
Caribbean Free Radio has plenty of links (and a podcast) on reaction to Trinidad and Tobago's latest match against Bahrain.
Ryan Patrick of West Indies Cricket Blog is following the story of Indian immigrant laborers suing World Cup Barbados over sweat shop allegations at the Kensington Oval Re-development Project.
Nicholas Laughlin has his eye on recent events that have led to a resurfacing of the land dispute between Venezuela and Dominica over a small island between the two countries.
Barbados Titlayo's view of noted Barbadian poet Edward Kamau Braithwaite “as some sort of iconic academic abstract figure” is altered by the poet's accounts of his fight to hold on to his house and land. Belize Manolo Romero reports that “celebrated Belizean writer” John Walter is doing well after undergoing...
Scott Stadum has made a website on SuprGlu that lumps a wide variety of sources on Guyana in one place.
Kingston Girl says it's not looking good as all of Jamaica's gas stations are on strike for the next two days.
Taran Rampersad goes over the crime debate that took place in Trinidad and Tobago's Parliament.
Expat Wolfgang has his tongue firmly in his cheek when he says that his is not a Bahamian blog. The bloggers at Bahama Pundit had plenty to say this week, with Larry Smith reviewing a book on pre-Columbian languages and offering a useful overview of the Bahamian blogsphere, Sir Arthur Foulkes reminding Bahamanians not to be complacent about civil rights and Nicolette Bethel calling for a different approach to tourism. And Lynn Sweeting finds the absence of women's rights from the current discussions around national heros problematic. Barbados Two reactions to the October 26 march staged in Barbados by the group Lifeline Expedition, in which descendants of slave owners donned chains in an effort to apologize for slavery: Jdid calls the event "a travesty, a mockery, a despicable imitation which trivializes a serious part of our history" while Titilayo is relieved it's all over and happy that Barbados was continuing to forge alliances with African nations. Belize Andy Hunt reports on the progress of the Belize Jungle Dome project.. Bermuda The Limey wonders whether the creation of a National Drugs Control Ministry is a good idea, and suggests that hunting--of realtors!--would be a good addition to the island's tourism offerings. And an "Open Mike" post about the national cricket team's removal from field during the recent tour of Namibia sparks a stream of lively comments. Cayman Islands Odd Blog talks about "light pollution" in the Cayman Islands. Dominica Billy posts a short report on the 27th anniversary independence celebrations in Dominica. Grenada YingYang engages in some eye-rolling at the notion that the region's banana growers are surprised that the recent WTO ruling didn't go in their favour.
Paul Gardenghi podcasts about customer service in Grenada.
Caribbean World Radio has an audio interview with St. Kitts Prime Minister, Dr. Denzil Douglas which can be downloaded in three mp3 files.
Lordzenn emphasizes at length that recent controversy over a “secret meeting” of former Prime Minister Sir John Compton with authorities from Taiwan shouldn't take away attention from Saint Lucia's domestic crime problem.
Abeni's post on rising obesity in St. Vincent and the Grenadines sparks a lively comment thread filled with surprise, anger, and analysis.