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· September, 2007

Stories about Caribbean from September, 2007

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Trinidad & Tobago: Talking with Filmmaker Frances-Anne Solomon

  30 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...

Trinidad and Tobago: The Course of Justice

  28 September 2007

“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...

Jamaica: Grateful Day

  28 September 2007

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.”

Bahamas: Artists or Liars

  28 September 2007

“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.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Oil Spill

  27 September 2007

“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...

Cuba, Jamaica: Under Siege in Burma

  27 September 2007

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.”

Jamaica: Home Sweet Home

  26 September 2007

Francis Wade blogs about how “life became easier when I realized that I was Jamaican, first and foremost.”

Dominica, Guyana: Making Music

  26 September 2007

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.

Haiti: I'm Sorry

  26 September 2007

The Latin Americanist reports that “exiled former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier has apologized for any ‘wrongs’ committed under his rule.”

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