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· April, 2006

Stories about Caribbean from April, 2006

Martinique: Tourists Turned Off

Bien Vu worries (FR) that Martinique is turning tourists off. Some have complained to him, he says, about: “a poor welcome, bad company, not feeling safe during their vacations and...

Martinique: Gas Ration In Case of Strike

Bien Vu laments (FR) rumors of an imminent gas station strike and hopes a new twenty Euro per person ration is not in vain. “You don't want to be driving...

Man and anthill (Guyana)

Admiring an anthill in the north Rupununi, Guyana, with the Kanuku Mountains hidden by clouds in the distance. Photo by Nicholas Laughlin.

Martinique: Do Not Piss Here

Bien Vu finds a “Do not piss here” bilingual french/creole sign near the Tourism Bureau in downtown Fort-de-France and concludes “In Martinique, we spell things out.”

World: Farmer's Market International Parade

Melissa De Leon and Elena Hernandez are co-hosting the “The Farmer's Market International Parade” where participants from across the world post photos of their neighborhood markets, which will then be...

Barbados: National Heroes Day

Campfyah commemorates Barbados’ National Heroes Day with a quiz on some photos of the heroes themselves.

West Indian literature online

One of the crucial elements in the rapid development of the literature of the Anglophone Caribbean in the 1940s and 50s was a weekly radio programme called Caribbean Voices, broadcast...

Bermuda: Technology Education portal

The Limey links to the Bermuda Ministry of Education's Technology Education Learning Portal.

Trinidad & Tobago: Press statement on aluminum smelter

The Rights Action Group T&T blog pulls no punches in the press statement outlining the group's views on the aluminium smelter project proposed for south Trinidad: “What is at stake...

Dominica: Karib Cultural Village

French Antilles blog Bondamanjak describes (FR) a new cultural village located in Dominica which showcases the history and culture of native Karibs. Dominica retains a rare community of the Caribbean...

Jamaica: A writer's development

On his personal blog, Jamaican writer Geoffrey Philps reproduces a lecture he delivered recently in which he discusses his development as a writer and also raises the question: “What is...

Martinique/Gwada: Palm Tree Shaped Antennas

Technophile InternetRapide.com praises (FR) the aesthetic value of Morocco's palm tree-shaped antennas.

Trinidad & Tobago: World Cup team slogan

Over at the Trinidad & Tobago World Cup Blog, Stacy-Marie Ishmael reviews the slogans being put forward in support of the Soca Warriors, Trinidad & Tobago's national team.

Caribbean: Cricket captaincy gamble

West Indies star batsman Brian Lara is appointed team captain for a third time. Jeremy Taylor at the Caribbean Beat weblog calls it “an interesting gamble, both for Lara and...

Barbados: Minister at Dubai tourism conference

On the eve of the Barbados Tourism Minister's participation in a conference in Dubai, Barbados Free Press wishes the minister good luck and offers a few ideas for inclusion in...

Martinique: Parental Rant

Bien Vu wonders (FR) why his/her teen-aged son is being taught History in French class. “Martinique doesn't do anything like anyone else [in the French school system],” says the blogger...

Caribbean: CSME provides chance for success

The Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME) may not “grab us”, says Francis Wade, but it may be the best shot the region has at a successful future.

Guyana: Funeral of slain government minister

Guyana Providence Stadium posts a photograph and a two-line report on the funeral of Guyana's Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Crops and Livestock, who was murdered this past weekend. Guyana Resource...

Bermuda: Cruelty to animals

Sean advocates a harsher sentence for a Bermudian man charged with neglecting his animals.

Trinidad & Tobago: World Cup football news

Stacy-Marie Ishmael responds to a FIFA news story expressing surprise that the Trinidad & Tobago World Cup team has a white member, with a reminder that it's important to “militate...

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