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· August, 2007

Stories about Caribbean from August, 2007

Trinidad & Tobago: Tropical Depression #6

The weather pattern heading towards the Caribbean has been officially categorized as Tropical Depression #6 of the hurricane season, according to an updated post by Francomenz.

Trinidad & Tobago: 45 Years of Independence

Nicholas Laughlin quotes BC Pires on the occasion of Trinidad and Tobago's 45th anniversary of Independence, while IZATRINI.com compares the country's first Independence Day celebration with how the holiday is...

Trinidad & Tobago: Tropical Depression?

Francomenz follows the progress of a “disturbed” weather system heading towards Trinidad and Tobago.

Trinidad & Tobago: A Winter Tale

Francomenz is looking forward to seeing Trinidad-born writer-director Frances-Anne Solomon's new film, A Winter Tale.

Trinidad & Tobago: CCA7 Closes

“Caribbean Contemporary Arts will close its doors on the day the country celebrates forty five years of independence,” writes Thebookmann, who thinks that the Trinidad and Tobago gallery's final “show”...

Jamaica: “Miss Lou” Fundraiser to Benefit Dean Victims

Geoffrey Philp notes that part proceeds from an upcoming tribute and fundraiser honoring the late Jamaican cultural icon Louise Bennett-Coverley, will be donated to victims of Hurricane Dean.

Guyana: A Few Things…

From listing the things on her desk (“a pen with invisible feet”) to things she can do (“cheer up sooner rather than later”), Guyana-Gyal will put a smile on your...

Dominica: Fair Trade after Dean

Caribbean farmers affected by Hurricane Dean are asking Britons to continue buying Fairtrade bananas in order to help them recover. Living Dominica reports.

Trinidad & Tobago: The Caribs

The CAC Review finds “noteworthy” a news story about the indigenous Caribs in Trinidad and Tobago in the context of the work of a government-appointed Amerindian Projects Committee.

Bahamas: The Power of Print

“There's an email making the rounds entitled ‘Blacks Don't Read’. Being Black, I read it”: Nicolette Bethel, guest authoring at Bahama Pundit, blogs about the power of print.

Barbados, Cuba, Venezuela: Literacy and Health Care

Individuality1977 weighs in on literacy and health care in Cuba and Venezuela.

Barbados: Answers for Britton's Hill

Barbados Underground suggests that Barbados’ Chief Town Planner should provide some answers on the Britton's Hill tragedy: “It is not BU’s intention to engage in the blame game but we...

Bahamas: End of the Monopoly?

Rick Lowe at WeblogBahamas.com thinks that a Supreme Court action questioning the constitutionality of the Bahamas Telecommunications Company’s monopoly on the industry could be “great news” for consumers.

Trinidad & Tobago: Infinite Island

Antilles highlights Infinite Island, a contemporary Caribbean art show which opens tomorrow at the Brooklyn Museum.

Guyana: Dark Side of the Moon

Guyana-Gyal might have missed an eclipse…

Trinidad & Tobago: Poor Salesmanship

Caribbean Public Relations blogs about “a perfect example of poor customer service and salesmanship.”

Cayman Islands: Caribbean Film Festival

Mighty Afroditee is impressed by the quality of films being shown at the Caribbean Film Festival.

Barbados: Two Bodies Recovered

Cheese-on-bread! compares the site of the Barbados apartment building collapse to a “ground zero”, while Barbados Underground and Barbados Free Press report that two bodies (mother and son) have been...

Trinidad & Tobago: A Study in Contradiction?

“First world is not about having things, it is about how we value our musicians, artists, writers, actors as well as our businessmen. We talk about the arts et al,...

France: The use of the French language in international communication.

The general delegation for the French language and languages in France, a branch of the Ministry of Culture and Communication recently published a report on the use of the French...

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