Stories about Caribbean from January, 2006
It's rare to find Caribbean bloggers across different islands talking about the same issue at the same time, but one would have thought that yesterday's historic signing in Jamaica of the document ratifying the Caribbean Single Market (CSM), might have created a little buzz. That, however, is exactly what it...
BlogHer's new “internationalized” site is now online, with Karen Walrond covering Latin America and the Caribbean.
Indigenous issues blog Voice of the Taino people links to an article entitled “Christianity, Capitalism, Corporations, and the Myth of Dominion”, noting that the “Roman” Catholic Church still has not properly addressed the call by the Taíno and other Indigenous Peoples world wide for the revocation of the 1493 Inter-Ceatera...
Yamfoot posts two photos of Grand Anse beach, and wonders if the sea's unusual turbulence in the second could mean that submarine volcano “Kick ‘em Jenny” is acting up.
MediaCritic has begun posting a series of conversations with anonymous Guyanese figures. So far he's conversed with London-based Guyanese, Prodigal, a journalist who's moved to another island, and Young Bright Guyanese Female. And Guyana Diaspora profiles CCH Pounder, Guyana-born star of television series The Shield.
Caribbean Colors ventures out on to the highways and byways of Belize during the recent flooding, and takes some photos.
Simone posts Part 4 of her “Moving to Belize” guide, and solicits input from people who've “tried to set up a business abroad with friends”.
Caracas-resident Barbadian Campfyah discovers patilla amarillo.
Titilayo writes about the newly launched Barbados Music Awards, and thinks the event signifies good things for Barbados's music. But she also wonders whether they'll last.
At 25, ArubaGirl is wondering whether it would be wise for her to buy a house. “Am I being crazy to cling to the land?” she asks.
Nicholas Laughlin is finally embracing Carnival, the national festival of his homeland of Trinidad and Tobago. Caribbean Free Radio, on the other hand, may just have seen a few too many.
CaribPundit notes with delight that Trinidadian Carnival designer Peter Minshall is back after a two-year absence with a Carnival band called “The Sacred Heart”, reporting in the same post on an incident in southern Trinidad where police attempted to quell a demonstration over poor road conditions using tear gas, mace...
Richard Bolai discusses the travelling exhibition “Calypso Music, Photographs and Illustrations in Postwar America from 1945 to 1960″, now on in Port of Spain, Trinidad.
Christian S. Dunleavy warns that the government's attitude, in particular the Tourism Minister's recent rebuff of a potential investor, will harm not only tourism development in Bermuda but also “cast doubt over the whole island as a business friendly and attractive jurisdiction for investment.”
MadBull takes issue with the notion that Jamaicans are more homophobic than the citizens of other Caribbean islands, noting the uproar in Grand Cayman over the government's decision to allow passengers from an all-gay cruise ship to land in the island.
Roopster rates some of Guyana's online newspapers and web sites, and draws attention to the Guyana Flood Website, which has been documenting the destructive flooding occuring in several parts of the country. And the Guyana Diaspora blog profiles a Canada-based Guyanese who's walking for charity.
Titlayo combs the forums for commentary on the current political situation in Barbados.
Sir Arthur Foulkes continues his discussion of majority rule in the Bahamas.
The Caribbean Beat Blog announces that Guyanese writer Mark McWatt has taken both the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for best first book in the Canada/Caribbean region, and the prestigious Casa de las Americas prize for Caribbean literature in English or Creole.
#1: All Indian food does NOT taste the same! From the UK, We all live downstream explains this popular belief that find its roots in the lack of adventurous spirit of some when executing this natural, vital and recurrent activity. What kind of Indian food do you get when you...
JT at the Caribbean Beat Blog writes about the “ancient-looking map” which turned up last month, suggesting that a Chinese admiral may have visited the Caribbean before Columbus.