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· September, 2006

Stories about Caribbean from September, 2006

Guyane: Cruelty to Iguanas

Cafe Creole is upset (Fr) that people are eating iguana stews in French Guiana and posts a picture of live iguanas destined to end on someone's plate. The author goes...

Trinidad & Tobago, Bahamas: The Bahamas at Carifesta

Nicolette Bethel has a series of posts (1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5), reporting on the experiences of the Bahamas contingent at Carifesta, the Caribbean arts festival...

Barbados: Land sale

Barbados Free Press employs a bit of allegory to highlight possible flaws in the logic behind the government's decision to sell the island's lands to foreign investors.

Barbados: Piggy awards judging panel

Barbados Free Press responds to a query from a member of the Barbados Senate and adds a member of each of Barbados's three main political parties to the judging panel...

Barbados: Concorde museum

Linda Thompkins questions the validity of establishing a “Concorde Visitors Centre” in Barbados: “When will we ever face the fact that Concorde was merely a fast, uneconomical passenger plane with...

Jamaica: When Yardies rock

Marlon James explains why Jamaicans can't rock.

Jamaica: “Calabash poem”

Geoffrey Philp writes about a poem of his that's been “roundly rejected” by several publishers, and offers us a chance to read it.

Bahamas: State television

Larry Smith questions whether the Bahamian state television channel is still relevant or required.

Martinique/Guadeloupe: Segolene Royal to Visit

Bondamanjak announces (Fr) that French presidential candidate Segolene Royal will visit Martinique and Guadeloupe at the end of October and that former mayor of Fort-de-France and local literary legend Aime...

Guyana: Message from the Cold

The common cold guest-posts on Guyana-Gyal's blog: “So all you people who go around maligning me, saying things like, “Man, I got a Miserable Cold,” or “Man, I ketch a...

Trinidad & Tobago, Belize: Carifesta

Only the Belize booth holds any interest for Caribbean Free Radio, on a visit to the “village” of the Caribbean arts festival Carifesta. Carifesta takes place this week in Trinidad...

Martinique: Looking Out for the Tomboy

Le Blog de [Moi] (Fr) tells of eyeing a teenage schoolgirl dressed like a tomboy at the same spot every morning on her way to work and seeing her young...

Belize: Independence Day photos

Lee Vanderwalker posts photos of the colourful Independence Day celebrations in Belize.

Barbados: Karl Brodhagen

Linda Thompkins highlights the career of Guyana-born Barbados artist Karl Brodhagen, sculptor of one of Barbados's most famous public artworks.

Barbados: Piggies At The Trough Awards

Barbados Free Press announces that nominations are open for the 1st annual Barbados Piggies At The Trough Awards: “the winner will be the Barbados politician or civil servant who, in...

Barbados: Lessons from Cayman

Barbados Free Press sees lessons for Barbados in the Cayman Islands’ current debate over immigration rules regarding ex-patriates.

Bahamas: Doing what you love

“. . . the humanity of the Bahamian citizen has been compromised. We allow ourselves and our reality to be defined by other people, because we have made it difficult,...

Guyane: Lunar Eclipse

Cafe Creole posts (Fr) pictures of Friday's lunar eclipse as seen from French Guiana as well as shots of the eclipse watchers who flooded the beaches.

Trinidad & Tobago: Blogging the Arts

AS THE Anglophone Caribbean blogosphere grows, so does the number of specialist blogs devoted to specific subjects. For two decades now, Trinidad has been a major site for contemporary art...

Jamaica: Dub poet

Geoffrey Philp posts the latest in his series of “Five Questions” interviews with Caribbean authors. This week his interviewee is Jamaican dub poet Malachi.

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