Stories about Caribbean from September, 2007
Trinidad-born Frances-Anne Solomon is a blogger and award winning filmmaker who has just completed her most recent project, A Winter Tale. Set in the violent downtown Toronto community of Parkdale, the story begins with the gathering of a black men’s support group, which was formed after a bullet meant for...
Through The Lens Trinidad and Tobago posts an appetizing photo of traditional Indian sweets.
“This Chief Justice matter is no joke. The integrity of the entire judiciary rests upon it,” writes Manicou, who is incredulous at the refusal of Trinidad and Tobago's Attorney General to allow himself to be cross examined by the tribunal investigating allegations that he conspired with the Chief Magistrate to...
In light of the situation in Myanmar, Montego Bay Day By Day writes: “Although this little rock called Jamaica isn't perfect, I am indeed grateful that, as of this date, we can criticize our government quite harshly without fear.”
“Where we don't explore ourselves, we pay the price”: Nicolette Bethel, guest authoring at Bahama Pundit, explains how lack of any real emphasis on the arts translates into creating “a society of liars.”
“V.S. Naipaul's latest book, A Writer’s People, was published this month and lands on the top of my book-pile”: Tattoo posts a list of great reads.
“If it takes the Environmental Management Authority a week to take notice of an oil spill, how can we trust them to monitor the daily emissions coming from a plant?” asks Rights Action Group T&T, as it calls for “an immediate introduction of proper emergency response mechanisms to be put...
Lifespan of a Chennette makes a trip to Curaçao and gives us a guided tour…
Francis Wade makes a case for the customer service function to be outsourced in Jamaica – and Barbados and Trinidad, for that matter.
Caribbean Free Radio snags the first-ever interview with the secret blogger claiming to be the Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago.
Uncommon Sense blogs about the struggle in Burma, while Montego Bay Day By Day says: “Freedom is not a thing that is earned. It is a right that is obtained at the very moment that one is deemed alive.”
Larry Smith at Bahama Pundit examines the problems facing Bahamian education.
“If the UNC and the COP do unite, what kind of unity could this be?” asks Manicou, who is confused about some of the moves being made in Trinidad and Tobago's election season.
“Abuse is all over, in many forms. If anything, citizen media can highlight abuse…”: KnowProSE.com gets a jump on Blog Against Abuse Day, which will be observed tomorrow.
“As far as am concerned, fighting the HIV war calls for effective use of all available tools”: Blogging from St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Abeni comments on a steamy ad campaign intended to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS.
Francis Wade blogs about how “life became easier when I realized that I was Jamaican, first and foremost.”
Living Dominica posts video of street musicians in the island's capital, while Living Guyana shares what he thinks is the problem with Guyanese music.
The Latin Americanist reports that “exiled former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier has apologized for any ‘wrongs’ committed under his rule.”
Caribbean Public Relations republishes an article that she wrote for the Jamaica Gleaner about the benefits of joining a professional association.
Notes From The Margin recounts a conversation he had concerning the future of Barbados’ agriculture industry.
Rick Lowe at WeblogBahamas.com blogs about the report on the state of education in the Bahamas.