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· September, 2008

Stories about Caribbean from September, 2008

Bermuda, U.S.A.: Political Slander

Vexed Bermoothes is “glad that the Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers is taking an active role in lobbying in the United States to slow down the political slander facing...

Dominica, U.S.A.: Financial Crunch

Dominica Weekly thinks that the current U.S. financial crisis “will seriously affect financial markets around the worldwide and there will almost certainly be a trickle down effect on the already...

Jamaica: Power Struggle

“Portia Simpson-Miller…represents to the elite and middle class in Jamaica what Obama represents to white, bible-thumping, gun-toting mainstream America. Which is worse I wonder: To be black (socially speaking) in...

Guyana: Power Hungry

Guyana-Gyal is on a steady diet of power cuts and “thick, charcoal-dark bitter carbon…”

Bahamas: Culture of Agriculture

“There’s a myth, see, in the world, see, that says that technology is hierarchically stacked and that agriculture is better than horticulture which is better than foraging and fishing…and in...

Dominica: Independence

Dominica Weekly posts photos from the opening ceremony of the island's 30th anniversary of independence.

Trinidad & Tobago: Spiraling Murder Rate

“The excuses ring hollower than ever, and no longer do we buy any of them…the Government has failed us! The Prime Minister would rather have this country citizens sink hundreds...

Bermuda, U.S.A.: Presidential Debates

A Bermudian's View weighs in on the first US presidential debate and says he is looking forward to the upcoming vice-presidential debates: “Given what I’ve seen of Palin…I’d say all...

Jamaica: Cell Phone Etiquette

Jamaican blogger Stunner is amazed that “people can't get it through their heads that it is a common courtesy to silence their phones when at a function.”

Jamaica: Dirty Water

“Ever since the passing of tropical storm Gustav, my tap water has never been the same”: Jamaican blogger Stunner is having water woes.

Haiti: More than Charity

Haiti Reborn reports that the country's president is calling for “more than just ‘charitable’ contributions to Haiti's recovery.”

Jamaica: Child Missing

After an eleven year-old girl goes missing in Kingston, Abeng News Magazine examines the plight of Jamaica's children: “With no inclination to tackle the complexity of the issues involved and...

Guyana: Perception Rejection

Living Guyana says: “Not unexpectedly the PPP Government of Guyana has rejected Transparency International‘s grading of Guyana on their corruption index.”

Jamaica, Senegal: Wife Beater

“The worse it gets for Bara, the worse it gets for his wife”: Jamaican diaspora blogger Stet tells the story of a wife beater in Senegal.

Trinidad & Tobago: Amerindian Heritage Day

The Voice of the Taino People Online reports that “Amerindian Heritage Day will be commemorated this year in Trinidad and Tobago.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Morning Glory

Spend the morning in Trinidadian blogger Sharon Millar‘s garden…

Barbados, Jamaica, U.S.A.: Political Issues

Living in Barbados says that the recent battle for leadership in Jamaica's opposition party proves “that the overlapping values of candidates’ religion, race, gender, class, colour, speech, perceived intelligence and...

Bermuda, U.S.A.: Political Dilemma

Bermuda has got some unwanted attention with the Obama camp's latest campaign ad, which accuses McCain of being on the side of tax-dodging Bermuda-based US companies – Breezeblog says the...

Trinidad & Tobago: Film Festival

“We need a film festival like America needs to not vote for McCain,” says Trinidadian blogger Attillah Springer, but warns: “It shouldn’t just be about film as business. What about...

Jamaica: More Corrupt?

As the 2008 Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) rankings are released, My View of JamDown from Up So asks, “Which party deserves the bulk of blame for the increased...

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


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