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· November, 2006

Stories about Caribbean from November, 2006

Guyana: Citrus ephiphany

A taste of shaddock, a citrus fruit, re-opens Guyana-Gyal's senses to the newness of things.

Jamaica: The man who was buried twice

Ria Bacon recounts the story of the twice- — indeed thrice- — buried man and other bits of history pertaining to Port Royal, Jamaica, which, before its destruction by earthquake...

Jamaica: RIP, Perry Henzell

Geoffrey Philp pays tribute to Perry Henzell, director of the Jamaican cult classic The Harder They Come, who passed away today.

Trinidad & Tobago: New Carnival music selections

Caisoqueen reviews some of the new musical selections of the 2007 Carnival season.

Haiti: Artists to Fight Insecurity?

Karlito writes (Fr): “[We] hold the police and government responsible for not doing enough to fight insecurity. But we forget the role that artists can play in helping that fight....

Trinidad & Tobago: At a glance

Manicou offers another of his “Trinidad at a glance” lists, which highlight the country's current interests and preoccupations.

Haiti: Annual Floods

JoJo from Collectif Haiti de Provence on floods in Haiti (Fr): ” It's the same every year. A part of the country flooded, victims and people made homeless by the...

Trinidad & Tobago, Venezuela: Chance meeting in Second Life

Trinidad blogger Taran Rampersad is delighted to meet a Venezuelan in Second Life: “Perhaps this is the start of a bridge across a geographic divide. So far I've met people...

Haiti: Studying at night in Gonaïves

From Haiti publishes a photo of students studying in front of the Hotel Heberson, which, according to blogger Baturrico (ES), “is one of the few places in Gonaïves which remain...

Guyana: Piggybacking on Barbados tourism

MediaCritic proposes that the target of Guyana's most significant tourism advertising campaign should be tourists visiting Barbados, a model already adopted by St. Vincent & the Grenadines: “Through a CARICOM...

Haiti: Wyclef Jean in Concert in Jacmel

Haiti-based blogger Yon Ayisyen says Haitian-American hip hop artist Wyclef Jean will be in concert in Jacmel, Haiti soon (Fr): “He will perform December 1st two days before the local...

Jamaica: Marlon James’ school days

Novelist Marlon James recounts his experiences as an unpopular kid in school in Jamaica, ridiculed because of his “screwed up way of speaking”.

Trinidad & Tobago: Pastelles

Trinifood offers some historical background on pastelles, one of Trinidad and Tobago's favourite Christmas delicacies, and a recipe as well.

Guyana: Spare the rod

Guyana-Gyal reacts strongly to a newspaper headline stating that the Guyanese Education Ministry backs corporal punishment: “I ain’t anti-discipline. I just am anti-beating a child. I wonder why we can't...

Cayman Islands, SVG: Sexual harrassment

Mighty Afroditee in Grand Cayman and Abeni in St. Vincent find themselves in situations where they are touched inappropriately by men.

Barbados: Credit where credit isn't due?

A former Barbadian ambassador to the US states that whites are given too much credit for the success of the Barbadian economy. Barbados Free Press thinks he's entitled to his...

Bahamas: Threats to marine resources

The Bahamas needs to defend its marine resrources and fishing grounds against the encroachment of poachers and similar threats, says Sir Arthur Foulkes.

Trinidad & Tobago: Violence against women

To mark the 16 days of Activism against Gender Violence, Titlayo has pledged to write 16 posts on the subject of violence against women. Today, she writes about the situation...

Flooding in Haiti

JoJo at Collectif Haiti de Provence links to a Sunday AlterPresse story on the current flooding in Jean-Rabel, Haiti. The story states (Fr): “The Jean-Rabel community, a town in the...

Haiti: Impunity, President Preval and Farah Dessources

On November 15, Farah Dessources, a 20 year old first year University student was kidnapped and killed despite the payment of part of the ransom by her mother. Saturday during...

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