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· February, 2006

Stories about Caribbean from February, 2006

Barbados: First Album Release by Bloggers’ Brother

SunGoddess does an undeniably great job promoting her brother's first album, “Free,” which has been released in Barbados by CRS Music. Links to sample tracks are provided.

Jamaica: First Female Prime Minister

Continuing the global trend of more female heads of state, Portia Simpson-Miller won elections to become the first female party leader and Prime Minister in Jamaica's history. Although not his...

Lone Haiti-Based Haitian Blogger on Recent Haitian Elections

Yon Ayisyen, the sole Haiti-based Haitian blogger complains (FR) that he does not have an internet connection at home. But that has not stopped him from blogging regularly if not...

Guyana: Mashramani

VSO/CIDA intern Michiyo experiences Mashramani, Guyana's Carnival, and posts a few photos with short captions (also rendered in Japanese). A sampling: “Everyone is full of glitters. By the time I...

Jamaica: Say no to Brokeback

“Now before you gay advocates out there start posting hateful comments, understand that Jamaica is a very conservative country,” says Leon, in defense of the anti-Brokeback Mountain outcry in Jamaica.

Guyana: Sucking teeth

“With one long “stchuuuuup” and you eyes looking thin and mean, you can cut a big man down to li’l boy size,” writes Guyana-gyal in her treatise on the Caribbean...

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival necessities & reenactments

Got your snake oil? Just in time for the official start of Trinidad & Tobago's Carnival on February 27, Attillah Springer makes a list of Carnival necessities. She also posts...

Caribbean: World Cup 2007 security

Barbados Free Press has it from “a confidential source” that “British and South African intelligence agencies and counter-terror units are to play major planning and operational roles in providing security...

Bahamas: Jeb Bush visit

On the occasion of Florida governor Jeb Bush's visit to the Bahama, Bahama Pundit offers an overview of Bush's achievements and some foreign policy suggestions for the Bahamas leadership.

The web make to blog on Carnival day…

… to paraphrase the late Lord Kitchener, calypsonian extraordinaire. It's Carnival Friday here in Trinidad and Tobago, which means that after weeks of mounting anticipation (the Carnival season really gets...

Jamaica: PNP leadership race

Leon posts brief “pros and cons” profiles of the candidates in the People's National Party (PNP) leadership race.

Bermuda: Plantation questions

A politician's refusal to answer what he considers “plantation questions” disappoints both the Limey and Christian Dunleavy.

Guyana: Artist Donald Locke

Guyana Diaspora profiles painter and sculptor Donald Locke.

Argentina, Cayman Islands: Gay Cruise Ships

Ian writes that South America's first “gay cruiser” has docked in Buenos Aires. Andres Duque has more on the controversial cruise journey – which plans on ending its voyage in...

Caribbean: Cricket shrink

Ri imagines a conversation between the West Indies cricket team's captain, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, and the team's new Irish shrink.

Caribbean: Music and copyright

Attorney and writer/blogger Nyashazasha publishes a well-researched article on copyright issues affecting the Caribbean music industry.

Barbados: Hospitality on the bus

Linda Thompkins at My Barbados Blog receives an e-mail from a visitor who was alarmed at an offer from a young Barbadian woman riding with her on a crowded bus...

Trinidad & Tobago: Earth's magnetic field

Taran Rampersad speculates on the possible links between the earth's magnetic field and global warming.

Barbados: Environmentalist remembered & tuk band

Barbados Free Press pays tribute to the late environmental advocate Dr. Colin Hudson. And Titilayo posts photos of a traditional tuk band.

Barbados: Ministers’ assets & politics

Barbados Free Press takes issue with the fact that public officials in Barbados are not required to declare their assets. And with Barbados a “hotbed of political goings-on” in recent...

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