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· January, 2008

Stories about Caribbean from January, 2008

Barbados: Bring on the ferries

Barbadian Notes from the Margin argues for an inter-island Caribbean ferry service. “Moving people and goods from island to island is hugely difficult….”

Jamaica: “Heartbreaking” deterioration

Montego Bay Day By Day posts “heartbreaking” photos of a deteriorating historic building in Falmouth, Jamaica.

Anguilla, China: Illegal foreign labour?

Are Anguillan building contractors using cheap and illegal Chinese labour? Corruption-Free Anguilla is concerned.

Trinidad and Tobago: “Not playing mas”

Trinidad's Coffeewallah explains why she will not be participating in this year's Carnival masquerade.

Trinidad and Tobago: Water woes

If Trinidad and Tobago is so good at pumping oil out of the ground, OpenDepth asks, why are water mains so often dry?

Guyana: World ignores Lusignan?

Caribbean Lionesse asks: Why has the international media ignored the recent Lusignan massacre in Guyana? “Are 11 brown and black lives worth such scant attention?”

European Court of Human Rights Condemns France on Homosexual Adoption

In Martinique, Le Blog de Moi doesn't know whether to vomit or dying laughing from some of the online commentary surrounding the European Court of Human Rights’ decision to condemn...

Trinidad & Tobago: Where's The ‘Mas?

Thebookmann attends Trinidadian artist Ashraph's Carnival exhibition: “The Midnight Robber, the Fancy Sailor, Bats, Red Devils and Fancy Indians, Kings and Queens and to its current transitional state of feathers...

St Vincent & The Grenadines, Belize: Palacio Gone To Soon

St. Vincent blogger Abeni knew the late Belizean musician Andy Palacio personally and says: “News of his death…triggered all those memories of yesteryear. Gone at 47 which seems too soon.”

Barbados, Bermuda, USA: Standing for Change

Cheese-on-bread! notices a similarity between the new Barbados government's campaign slogan and Barack Obama's – and hopes that the “rallying cry will work for him as well as it did...

Trinidad & Tobago: Panorama

Thebookmann reports on the pervasive mood as Trinidad and Tobago steelbands move closer to the Panorama finals.

Trinidad & Tobago: On Not Eating Meat

“I am not the preachy sort of vegetarian,” declares Trinidadian Nicholas Laughlin, as he links to an article that “summarises so succinctly the good reasons to stop eating meat–or at...

Jamaica: Greetings from Jamaica

Francis Wade blogs about the sweetness of Jamaican greetings.

Bermuda: Police-Blogger Suspended

Bermudan Police Officer and blogger Allan Palmer reports that he is officially “on suspension” following a blog post that he wrote.

Bahamas: Secret Ballot?

Craig Butler at Bahama Pundit thinks that “the voting process in the Bahamas is not secret”.

Bahamas: Moving On…

Rick Lowe at WeblogBahamas.com is fed-up of the two political parties’ bickering about the election results: “It is time for the rhetoric to stop on both sides of the political...

Belize: Palacio Laid to Rest

Belizean was there when musical icon Andy Palacio was laid to rest.

Jamaica: Safe Sex?

Stunner's Afflictions blogs about the controversial issue of distributing condoms in Jamaican schools.

Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago: Lusignan Massacre

“I've never felt so utterly hopeless about Guyana as I do today, and it weighs all the heavier in this prolonged season of hopelessness about my own country, my own...

Trinidad & Tobago: “La Fantasie” & Reality

“For most Trinidadians, giving the name ‘La Fantasie’ to a house is a bitter joke, rousing memories of the hundreds of millions spent to construct the new prime ministerial palace…it...

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