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· March, 2007

Stories about Caribbean from March, 2007

Jamaica: African/Brazilian Connection

  30 March 2007

Geoffrey Philp's Blogspot covers Joel Gondim's presentation “Color, Identity, and Candomblé in Brazil,” in which he explores how the African connection to Brazil manifests itself in food, music, and religion.

Guyana: UK should support Reparation

  30 March 2007

On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade, Propaganda Press highlights Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo's call to British Prime Minister Tony Blair to “go one step further and support reparation.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Second Life for Caribbean Teens?

  30 March 2007

Caribbean Public Relations reports on Coca-Cola‘s latest marketing concept for Caribbean teenagers – “a virtual city…called Caribbean Connection. The idea borrows from the Second Life concept, where you can go into the virtual world, interact with others, participate in activities, and create ‘a life'”.

Antigua: Human Rights Treaty

  30 March 2007

A new human rights treaty protecting the rights of persons with disabilities opens for signing today at the United Nations and Talk Antigua thinks it is a significant development: “How we as a progressive Caribbean people continue to treat such persons, will be the measure of our human development.”

Anguilla: Constitutional Reform

  30 March 2007

Don Mitchell at Corruption-Free Anguilla was invited by the Members of the House of Assembly to lead them through the Report of the Constitutional and Electoral Reform Commission as Anguilla begins the process of constitutional reform: “It is the consensus view that emerges from the series of public meetings that...

Trinidad & Tobago: Blog Karma

  29 March 2007

Caribbean Public Relations links to Rohit Bhargava for some tips on good blog karma: “They’re really common sense approaches to being courteous and open online, and expanding your network.”

Barbados: Low Cricket Turnout

  29 March 2007

Barbados Free Press marvels at the low crowd turnout for the West Indies vs. Australia Cricket World Cup match yesterday and wonders “How many hundreds of millions of dollars spent to get to this point?” And they're even less impressed about the ICC's move to charge bar owners for showing...

Haiti, India: Becoming a local

  28 March 2007

Haitian blogger Pascale Doresca reflects [Fr] on the ways she is settling into life in India: “For while now I have not found the time to write, to be moved or to be shocked by India. Maybe it finally happened. Although I didn't see it coming, I am now from...

Guyana: Purity or Responsibility?

  28 March 2007

The latest US phenomenon – Purity Balls – causes Stella Ramsaroop to raise the question of teen sexuality : “We can be such prudes sometimes with our own sexuality that we shy away from the important task of educating our teens about sex. In the meantime, they are learning about...

Bahamas: Still Enslaved

  28 March 2007

Nicolette Bethel sees stunning parallels between a young black American filmmaker's documentary about race and the image that Bahamian children have of themselves 200 years after the abolition of the slave trade.

Martinique: Owing De Beauvoir

  27 March 2007

Says Blog de Moi[Fr]: “I am not sure that young women of today are fully aware of what they owe an author such as Simone de Beauvoir and to feminism in general given how hard some of them work to distance themselves from it.”

Jamaica: TriniJam Biz Club?

  27 March 2007

“After the doubles and jerk-chicken are over, and the reggae and soca music has stopped, and the wining and dubbing is finished… what else would happen?” asks Fwade at Chronicles from a Caribbean Cubicle, who has a vision for a Trinidad/Jamaica Business Club.

Guyana: Cricket Venues Ready?

  27 March 2007

With the South Africa vs. Sri Lanka World Cup Cricket match due to take place in Guyana tomorrow, Living Guyana refers to “a strongly worded e-mail” by the World Cup's senior legal counsel about Guyana's “failure to proceed satisfactorily or effectively” in relation to the Host Venue Agreement.

Jamaica: Leonie Forbes for Award of Excellence

  26 March 2007

“Ms. Forbes has been an inspiration to actors and artists all over the world… especially black actresses and people of Caribbean decent.” Caribbean Beat Blog is thrilled that West Indian actor Leonie Forbes will be honoured with an Award of Excellence at this year's ReelWorld Film Festival in Toronto.

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