Stories about Caribbean from April, 2007
Trinidad and Tobago is talking about constitutional reform – Jeremy Taylor puts in his two cents’ worth.
In considering the concept of regional networking, Jamaican Francis Wade thinks “it is critical that our region's professionals take the task of managing their online brand as an essential one — as essential as deciding what to wear to work each day.”
Voice of Guyana International is thrilled that Guyanese Ramnaresh Sarwan is “being entrusted with the arduous task of taking West Indies cricket forward”, following former captain Brian Lara's recent retirement from the sport.
On the virtual eve of the Bahamian elections, Nicolette Bethel shares her thoughts about politics and governance: “No matter who we think we support, or what party we will elect on May 2, we should be ashamed for allowing our so-called leaders to engage in such a widespread denigration of...
A hip-hop artist, a 15 year-old girl, a Port of Spain nightclub, some YouTube - and subsequently, WestIndianTube - videos. The Trinidad and Tobago blogosphere wasted no time in sounding off on the April 12th scandal that's raised numerous issues for the citizens of the twin-island nation.
Le Blog de [Moi], written by a (self-described) petite, black lesbian from Martinique, celebrates its first anniversary. “I blog therefore I am? No? I blog because it makes me more comfortable with who I am…and so paradoxically, the biggest difficulty becomes being myself and not who or what you want...
Trinidad Carnival Diary confirms that Zen, the nightclub embroiled in controversy following the Akon and Machel Montano incidents, has been closed indefinitely.
Jamaican Geoffrey Philp is excited about The River's Song – a new book by by Jacqueline Bishop – and other soon-to-be-released Caribbean novels.
Writing from the Cayman Islands, Mad Bull posts three cartoons drawn by the Jamaica Gleaner’s Las May that he thought “were either funny, or interesting, or funny AND interesting, all at the same time.”
The Trinidad Insider reports on another incident at Zen nightclub, this time involving the alleged assault of a young man: “The assailants may include soca artists Machel Montano, Benjai and Kernal Roberts.”
Nicholas Laughlin has a chuckle at some satirical political columns that ran in the Trinidad Guardian close to half a century ago and asks, “Could anybody working on the Trinidad newspapers today come up with something like this?”
This weekend, more than 60 million French cast their ballots in the first round of the French presidential election, narrowing the list of candidates to two: conservative UMP candidate Nicolas Sarkozy and Socialist Party candidate Segolene Royal. Both face a run-off vote on May 6th. In the five years since...
Bermuda's Harbour Nights celebrations got off to a sad start. Politics.bm reports.
Posting from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Abeni wonders if letter writing has become a lost art.
Roots and Culture presents an interview with Lucien Millard. Millard, who hails from Martinique, says “music is my backbone, the air I breathe, my reason for living.” (Fr)
Caribbean Public Relations asks the question, “What is it that gets a blog read by lots of people?” and comes up with some helpful advice: “You can form relationships online at minimum costs with maximum reach once you do it right.”
In the early ’90s, the West Indies' dominance of the international cricket scene entered its long decline. There were fewer victories to celebrate, fewer exceptional demonstrations of the brilliance to which West Indian fans had become so accustomed. And when there were bright spots, they often came courtesy of one man: Brian Charles Lara. Lara played his last ever international cricket match in Barbados on April 21, 2007, in front of thousands of fans and visitors. The Caribbean blogosphere pays tribute to the man some consider the greatest cricketer of all time.
Adrian Loveridge, guest authoring at Barbados Free Press, believes that “as the 2007 Cricket World Cup (CWC) event draws to a close, with the hosting of the final in Barbados on 28th April, it is perhaps now time to analyse in-depth, exactly what economic benefits it has brought to the...
Bermuda's governing Progressive Labour Party has a new blog, prompting BravoZulu.bm to write, “While I applaud the idea of yet another Bermuda blog, suddenly blogging just became less cool. Like when your parents suddenly liked the same music that you did. When the cool suddenly becomes mainstream, it’s awkward. Macarena,...
Thebookmann is amused and somewhat intrigued by “two eloquently painted wall signs” in Trinidad.
Breves de Guadeloupe posts photos of an abandoned clinic.