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· April, 2007

Stories about Caribbean from April, 2007

Trinidad & Tobago: Constitutional Reform

Trinidad and Tobago is talking about constitutional reform – Jeremy Taylor puts in his two cents’ worth.

Jamaica: Caribbean Networking

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...

Guyana: Sarwan New W.I. Captain

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...

Bahamas: Elections Thoughts

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...

Trinidad & Tobago: Akon Controversy Continues

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...

Martinique: Happy Anniversary Le Blog de [Moi]

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...

Trinidad & Tobago: Zen Closed

Trinidad Carnival Diary confirms that Zen, the nightclub embroiled in controversy following the Akon and Machel Montano incidents, has been closed indefinitely.

Jamaica: New Caribbean Novels

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.

Cayman Islands, Jamaica: Interesting Cartoons

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...

Trinidad & Tobago: Soca Artists on Assault Charges?

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...

Trinidad & Tobago: Political Satire

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...

The French Presidential Election: A View From Outside the Metropole

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...

Bermuda: Harbour Nights Accident

Bermuda's Harbour Nights celebrations got off to a sad start. Politics.bm reports.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: The Art of Letter Writing

Posting from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Abeni wonders if letter writing has become a lost art.

Lucien Millard Interview

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)

Trinidad & Tobago: Getting Your Blog Read

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...

Caribbean: Farewell to a cricketing legend

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...

Barbados: Analysing 2007 CWC

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...

Bermuda: The state of the blogosphere

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...

Trinidad & Tobago: Reading the Signs

Thebookmann is amused and somewhat intrigued by “two eloquently painted wall signs” in Trinidad.

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