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· June, 2006

Stories about Caribbean from June, 2006

Jamaica: Land of unfettered breasts?

Francis Wade examines the feelings invoked by the sight of bra-less women in Jamaica and tries to figure out the rationale behind the eschweing of foundation garments.

Jamaica: Going home

Jamaican Francis Wade addresses the “remarkable inner journey” one embarks upon on returning to one's homeland, and discusses some of the tools that have helped him along the way.

Antigua: New literary festival

Simone Champagnie announces the inaugural Caribbean Literary Festival, set to take place in Antigua in November 2006.

Aruba: Rumblings about indepdence

“Unless there is a drastic, drastic change in Aruba's economy and politics, we are simply not ready to go about it our own,” writes ArubaGirl, in a post prompted by...

Bermuda: Draft dodgers

A British MP calls the country's policy of compulsory national service for men discriminatory, reports the Limey, only to be informed that over 20% of those called up for service...

Bahamas: Fight choreography

Ringplay Productions, a theatre-oriented blog out of the Bahamas, publishes photos from a recent workshop on fight choreography.

Barbados: Enforcing environmental laws

Forget about the police and employ specialists to enforce environmental laws, suggests Barbados Free Press.

Martinique: In the Closet to Officemates

Le Blog de [Moi] reveals (Fr) that she is not out to her officemates. However she admits that it is getting harder and harder to lead a double life and...

Trinidad & Tobago: Weathering unpreparedness

Jeremy Taylor writes about the confusion that ensued in Trinidad on Wednesday over reports that a tropical wave was crossing the country. “Hardly anyone is prepared for serious wind or...

Why No Mention of Slavery in African and Haitian Fiction?

Why is there so little mention of slavery in African and Haitian Fiction? That is the question that Togolese France-based blogger Kangni Alem addresses in a prolific and well-thought out...

Bermuda: Say no to independence

Sean at IMHO.bm doesn't believe independent status is a viable option in Bermuda.

Cayman Islands: Dogs and responsibility

Cayblogger runs over a dog with his car, but don't think for a moment that he's sorry.

Suriname, Guyana: Khan's mother protests

Propaganda Press publishes a photo of the mother of fugitive businessman Roger Khan, a Guyanese national who was recently arrested and jailed in Suriname following a drug bust, protesting her...

Trinidad & Tobago: Anti-smelter lobby gets interesting offer

Attillah Springer at the Rights Action Group T&T blog discusses the interesting offer of pro bono legal assistance made by former Attorney General Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj to the community of...

Haiti: World Cup Used for AIDS Outreach

Collectif Haiti de Provence writes (Fr): “Showing the Brazil v. Japan Football World Cup match, Gret/Haiti, in collaboration with the ministries of health and culture, UNFPA and the Gheskio Centers,...

Jamaica, USA: The making of a poet

Jamaican writer Geoffrey Philp recalls his early days in Miami and his rise from supermarket bag boy to community college student and — eventually — winner of a college poetry...

Haiti, Ghana, Brazil: Football allegiances

Ghana's inspired performance at this year's World Cup raises issues of allegiance for Haitian-American blogger Nightshift and some of his friends.

Guyana: Amusing umbrella

Guyana-Gyal's beat-up umbrella becomes a source of amusement for a minibus driver.

Bermuda: Etiquette rules for guest workers

Bermudasucks.com presents a list of etiquette rules for guest workers. An example: “Ensure that all necessary tasks have been concluded before you give the customer your attention. These could include:...

Barbados: Not just the Opposition

Barbados Free Press responds to the Barbados Labour Party's critique of the opposition party's behaviour in the House of Assembly with a call for greater overall transparency with regard to...

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Janine Mendes Franco is the Caribbean editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.


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