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· July, 2007

Stories about Caribbean from July, 2007

Trinidad & Tobago: Mud Volcano

The newly-identified mud volcano off Trinidad's east coast is sparking interest in everyone from geologists to surfers. James O'Connor, a member of the latter group, asks: “Will this, or next...

Jamaica: Adjust Your Tone

“Email messages here in the region can often sound abrupt, sharp and even downright rude. How do you adjust the tone of an email?” Jamaican Francis Wade has a few...

Barbados: A Time for Answers?

“We have six people dead and, if the talk is true, more than a few others who are barely holding on.” In the wake of the island's tragic bus crash,...

Bahamas: Crime, Church & State

WeblogBahamas.com republishes an article that deals with the challenges of crime and the separation of church and state.

Jamaica: Forrest and Freedom

“This is what I feel writing and self-publishing has given me the right that I was born with–permission to speak.” Forrest Gump helps Jamaican blogger Geoffrey Philp understand the meaning...

Haiti: Cervical Cancer Rates

Referring to a WHO report which estimates that nearly 80% of cervical cancer cases occur in developing countries, Dr. John Carroll identifies the disease as the leading cause of female...

Cuba, Trinidad & Tobago: Bergman Passes On

“I have always found his films to be difficult to watch, always knowing, though, that I was watching a master at work.” Babalu Blog acknowledges the passing of Swedish film...

Barbados: Nation Grieves for Bus Crash Victims

A tragic bus accident which claimed the lives of six Barbadians as they made their way to the Crop Over Party Monarch Finals prompts Barbados Free Press, Barbados Underground and...

Barbados, Jamaica: Caring for the Aged

Faced with the responsibility of tending to an ailing parent, Dennis Jones at Living in Barbados shares his thoughts on caring for the aged in the Caribbean.

Bahamas: While We're On The Subject…

The banning of laptop computers in the Bahamas’ House of Assembly, the felling of an old tree and the performance of a young athlete are just some of the topics...

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Dominica: On the Bookshelf

Instead of getting caught up in Potter-mania, Andre Bagoo has “fallen prey to the wonderful tone of White Teeth, a book I had avoided reading for years because of its...

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica: Blue Mountain Hike

“Yes, this is my water bottle atop the trig marker on Blue Mountain Peak–for a few minutes last Sunday, it was the highest water bottle in Jamaica.” Nicholas Laughlin posts...

Barbados, Jamaica: Let's Talk About Voting

With elections facing the nation possibly as early as October, Barbados Free Press wants to stimulate discussion on the voting process, while Living in Barbados says, “Spending a few days...

Trinidad & Tobago: WICB and Digicel

West Indies Cricket Blog is “desperately trying to refrain from thinking the worst thoughts” about the West Indies Cricket Board‘s “hastily extended and now contentious” sponsorship contract with a mobile...

Trinidad & Tobago: Anniversary of Attempted Coup

Both Club Soda and Salt and Notes from a small island acknowledge the 17th anniversary of the attempted coup in Trinidad and Tobago.

Jamaica: What Every Writer Should Know…

It's all about you – or is it? Jamaican blogger Geoffrey Philp posts the Top Ten Things Every Writer Should Know…

Barbados, Haiti: UN Head to Visit

The Bajan Reporter wonders about the motivating factors behind UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon's upcoming visit to the Caribbean.

Bahamas, Cuba: Embassy Downgrade?

Rick Lowe at WeblogBahamas.com makes a call for the Bahamas to downgrade their embassy in Cuba.

Caribbean: Seven Wonders of the Caribbean

Why hasn't the Caribbean appeared on the Seven Wonders of the World list? Bajegirl at the Cheese on Bread blog lists the “Seven Wonders of the Caribbean”.

Trinidad & Toabgo: Enough Already

“I’m already tired of this election and it hasn’t even started yet,” laments The Manicou Report, as he examines the recently-formed UNC Alliance along with the rest of Trinidad and...

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