Stories about Caribbean from November, 2007
Caribbean bloggers provide timely updates on yesterday's earthquake...
It's All Good and Barbados Underground wish their fellow Barbadians a Happy 41st Independence Day!
As a common beach plant threatens to take over the island of Sombrero and eliminate the remaining native species, Corruption-free Anguilla asks: “Why are they spending money sending people to invasive species workshops if we then fail to do the actual work?”
Just a few hours ago, the Caribbean experienced strong tremors from an earthquake that originated off the coast of Martinique - regional bloggers talk about what it was like.
“Since we rely heavily on tourism, we are especially vulnerable to the negative consequences of petroleum use”: Larry Smith at Bahama Pundit thinks that the island has the potential to set the renewable energy pace for the rest of the region.
My Chutney Garden is reminded of “how lucky we are to have so many delicious things growing around us in the tropics.” Posted with some mouth-watering photos.
Jamaican Geoffrey Philp blogs about the land of his birth.
Haiti Innovation says that “Haiti is not even in the game when it comes to preserving the environment.”
According to Guyana-Gyal, chatting, or “gyaffing” is “what we live for here…and cellaar-phones ring in the best thing for extra-communication in my lovely native land.”
Montego Bay Day By Day continues her Wordless Wednesday series by posting a photo of a colourful chattel house in Negril.
Cheese-on-bread! suspects that many of the latest developments in Barbados are “all part of the politics game, but I'd rather my Government admit times are tough…than lull us all into a false sense of comfort.”
“The concept of the ‘parlour’ is a distinctly Caribbean one,” writes My Chutney Garden, as she makes a trip to one of her favourite roadside shops.
Denise Green writes in to Haiti Innovation wondering “if the government ever thinks about solar thermal technology as an alternative to electrical power? We should exploit the one resource that we always have plenty of – the Sun!”
Craig Butler at Bahama Pundit likens the current state of the island to John Milton's Paradise Lost.
Barbados Free Press reports that “Trinidad & Tobago’s new Minister in the Ministry of Finance has been accused of fraud by his former Barbados-based employer.”
“If this be the food of luuuve eat on, go on, have another”: Guyana-Gyal indulges in some “chawklit”.
After a mentally unstable father kills his son, then commits suicide, Media Watch asks: “who is ultimately responsible for his (the child's) death?”
“As the saying goes familiarity breeds contempt,” writes Abeni, as she wonders about the suggestiveness of profile pictures on social networking websites.
“When we repeatedly inflict harm upon each other’s psyches, we must expect the results to be terrible”: Ramblings and Reason blogs about road rage in Trinidad and Tobago.
As World AIDS Day approaches, Haiti Innovation assesses Haiti's progress in the fight against the disease: “I hope that by this time next year, I can write that we've all become leaders in prevention.”
“We the people of Guyana declare war on bad manners. We the people didn’t really know who we had to fight. We did forget to look in the mirror before we head out for the battle…”: Guyana-Gyal knows that being nice matters.