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· December, 2005

Stories about Caribbean from December, 2005

Aruba: Throwing pagaras

Some time before tonight at midnight, the majority of households and businesses in Aruba will throw a pagara to ward off fuku, says ArubaGirl.

Belize: News portal update

Melody reports that the Belize Free Press news portal has been updated. The site features links to Belize newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations and online news sites.

Haiti: Jean-Juste Has Cancer

Commenting on a Miami Herald article which revealed that imprisoned Haitian priest, Gerard Jean-Juste has leukemia, Boz opines that “the Haitian government should allow Jean-Juste to travel to the US...

Guyana: A reptile at the bank

While waiting in line at the bank, Guyana-Gyal gets the chance to touch an iguana for the first time.

Jamaica: Bloggers meet-up

Scratchie and Dr. D. report on the bloggers’ meet-up last night in Kingston. Dr. D, who also posts a photo of the all-male group, describes it as a “wikid encounter...

A conversation with Guyana-gyal

“I GON TELL YOU stories, true, true stories. Like me gran'pa and me nanee and cha cha used to do, and they ancestors too. Take half, leave half, cry or...

Cayman Islands: The Blue Dragon Trail

OddBlog announces the arrival of the Blue Dragon Trail, a series of 15 giant iguana sculptures “released” throughout Grand Cayman to raise awareness of the Blue Iguana Recovery Programme. The...

Bahamas: The Hawaiian model

Andrew Allen suggests that the Bahamas take a look at Hawaii's tourism development model.

Anguilla: A traditional wedding

Bob Green's Anguilla News has photos and a brief report on a traditional 1940s Anguillan wedding recently reenacted at a local church.

Caribbean: R.I.P. Kerry Packer

Ryan Naraine and Richard Jobity remember Kerry Packer, the Australian media baron whose controversial World Series Cricket tournament was a key factor in the development of West Indies cricket. Packer,...

Haiti: Election observers wanted

CaribPundit announces that the Haiti Democracy Project is looking to recruit international observers to witness Haiti's national elections, which are scheduled to begin on January 8, 2006.

Guyana: Wine not rum?

MediaCritic considers a senior government official's assertion that he favors red wine a slap in the face of the Guyanese rum industry.

Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela: Why Trinis speak Spanish at Christmastime

English may be the official language of Trinidad, but at Christmastime the country sings in Spanish. De Cooler : Soca News announces the results of the National Parang Championships, the...

Grenada: IMF reports & indifferent politicians

YingYang lists the highlights of a recent IMF report on Grenada, adding that the Grenadian Prime Minister has ignored all requests from the Grenada Chamber of Commerce, the Grenada Trades...

Bermuda: Conversations v. Monologues

In replying to those who believe politics scared him away from the Royal Gazette, newspaper columnist-turned-blogger A Limey in Bermuda scores one for the citizen journalism team. “I find conversations...

Caribbean: Ginger Beer and Sorrel

Both Cayman Time and Simian Scratchings let out the secret recipes of two of the English-speaking Caribbean's favorite Christmas drinks: ginger beer and sorrel.

Trinidad and Tobago: Wining

Some of us prepare for a vacation by poring over travel books, but not the South African tourist who wrote to Caribbean Beat magazine requesting information on “wining” (the gyrating...

Trinidad and Tobago, UK: Composer Dominique Le Gendre

Georgia Popplewell of Caribbean Free Radio sits down with Trinidad-born composer Dominique Le Gendre in her London home and offers several peeks of Le Gendre's forthcoming opera.

Saint Vincent: Nine Mornings Festival

Never heard of Nine Mornings? You probably haven't celebrated Christmas in Saint Vincent. Let Abeni do the explaining.

Selections from the Caribbean blogosphere

Barbados – Campfyah, writing from Caracas, fills us in on some of his Christmas activities and Barbados's participation in an international Christmas charity fair. – In a post which sparks...

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