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· June, 2008

Stories about Caribbean from June, 2008

Trinidad & Tobago: Silence that Kills

Four Fingers and a Thumb 2.0 speaks out against political tyranny and the passivity that allows it to continue. “A dictator in the world,” she says, “is like the abusive...

Trinidad & Tobago: Poetic Port of Spain

Trinidadian blogger Sweetlime dips into the newly published Echo of Basho. He discovers that even though haiku and Port of Spain are as distinct as “oil and water”, authors Alec...

Bermuda: Statistical massage

Bermuda blogger Vexed Bermoothes comments on the government's announcement that it will now release tourism statistics quarterly, instead of monthly. In his view, it's a situation “ripe for abuse.”

Jamaica: Kingston On The Edge

From Jamaica, Active Voice reviews KOTE (Kingston On The Edge), a visual arts festival, where she says “For a brief moment in time we were treated to the kind of...

Barbados: New laws

The Barbados Free Press is cautiously encouraged by news that the government promises final drafts of Integrity, Freedom of Information and Defamation laws by the end of the year.

Trinidad & Tobago: Glass Towers

A Trinidadian blogger fears that what sets the island apart is being lost among the tall buildings going up in Port of Spain. Why does the glass have to be...

Barbados: New Consumer Watchdog

Barbados Underground welcomes the emergence of a new consumer organisation in the island. The blog says Barbados Consumers Watch “will advocate using the novel approach of the electronic channels of...

Guyana: Death of a President

Ruel Johnson's Fictions notes the passing yesterday of Arthur Chung, the first President of Guyana, at the age of 90. He held the post from 1970 to 1980, and was...

Trinidad & Tobago: Soca Sweet No More

A loud party in the neighbourhood forces Why does the glass have to be either half empty or half full? to think about her favourite types of music. As the...

Bahamas: Words of Advice

WeblogBahamas thinks the late Tim Russert's advice to his college-bound son should be adopted by Bahamians, especially the part about not cultivating a sense of entitlement.

Trinidad & Tobago: Praise Song

Four Fingers and a Thumb 2.0 is stirred by a hymn being played by a steelband, reminding her of the “magically bizarre wonderful place” that is Trinidad.

Barbados: Solar Power

Barbados Underground makes the case for solar power, and says for the “first time in history, cost-competitive solar power is now within the planning horizon of every utility in the...

Barbados: Caribbean Football Falters

Living in Barbados comments on the fortunes of regional football teams, as qualification matches begin for World Cup 2010.

Trinidad & Tobago: Wildlife in Peril

The re-introduction of the Blue and Gold Macaw to Trinidad's Nariva Swamp some years ago was a triumph for environmentalists. Why does the glass have to be half empty or...

Trinidad & Tobago: Watching (out for) Whales

Life from a caffeine hyped point of view takes issue with some of the justifications being made for the resumption of commercial whaling—and recalls the day she found herself “holding...

Bahamas: Crime on the Agenda

Rick Lowe of Weblog Bahamas continues his analysis of the crime problem and the failure of the judicial system. “The law”, he says, “needs to be allowed to take its...

Haiti: Jean-Juste Charges Dropped

Blog de Port-au-Prince is happy to report that all charges against Father Gerard Jean-Juste (the Catholic priest who is a prominent supporter of Famni Lavalas, the political party of ousted...

Bahamas: Unfair Reporting

“I smell the stink of patriarchal collusion”: Bahamian blogger Womanish Words takes issue with the mainstream media's reporting of a brothel raid.

Trinidad & Tobago: Life and Death

Notes from Port of Spain shares his thoughts on death.

Jamaica: Crime Solution

As Jamaicans clamor to re-institute the death penalty, My View of JamDown from Up So says: “In Jamaica we don’t merely try and convict criminals. We try and convict poor...

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Janine Mendes Franco is the Caribbean editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.


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