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· January, 2006

Stories about Caribbean from January, 2006

The Caribbean Single Market

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...

Caribbean: BlogHer's site launches

BlogHer's new “internationalized” site is now online, with Karen Walrond covering Latin America and the Caribbean.

Caribbean: The Taíno & Catholicism

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...

Grenada: Kick ‘em Jenny

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.

Guyana: Conversations & CCH Pounder

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...

Belize: Flooding and highways

Caribbean Colors ventures out on to the highways and byways of Belize during the recent flooding, and takes some photos.

Belize: Friends and business

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”.

Barbados, Venezuela: Patilla amarillo

Caracas-resident Barbadian Campfyah discovers patilla amarillo.

Barbados: Music awards

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.

Aruba: Buying a house

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.

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival

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...

Trinidad & Tobago: The sacred and the profane

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...

Trinidad & Tobago: Calypso exhibition

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.

Bermuda: Don't say no to tourism

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...

Jamaica: We're not the only homophobes

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...

Guyana: Ratings & charity walk

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...

Barbados: The talk on the forums

Titlayo combs the forums for commentary on the current political situation in Barbados.

Bahamas: Majority rule redux

Sir Arthur Foulkes continues his discussion of majority rule in the Bahamas.

Caribbean: McWatt wins literary prizes

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...

We Love Cooking!

#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...

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