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· November, 2008

Stories about Caribbean from November, 2008

Caribbean: Watching Mumbai

From the other side of the world, Caribbean bloggers monitor the recent terrorist attacks in Mumbai, and react with anxiety and consternation.

Haiti, Venezuela: Chavez's Change

The Haitian Blogger believes that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is the driving force behind “a global change agenda that gives voice to the poor and dispossessed.”

Dominica: Sexual Offences Act

Dominica's Speaker of the House thinks that non-consensual sex – even within marriage – should be deemed criminal and Chris at Dominica Weekly agrees: “A lot of men in Dominica...

Trinidad & Tobago: Licensing Issue

As the license plate of the Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister's car is deemed “illegal”, Jumbie's Watch writes two scathing posts on the matter, here and here.

Jamaica: Punishable by Death

As a country struggling with spiraling rates of violent crime, Jamaica has voted to re-introduce the death penalty, despite appeals from Amnesty International and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The atmosphere on...

Haiti, Trinidad & Tobago: Letter to Zoellick

HaitiAnalysis.com republishes a letter from the former Trinidad and Tobago Ambassasdor to the US (and special advisor to the UN on Haiti) to the President of the World Bank.

Trinidad & Tobago: The Art of Stuart Hahn

From Trinidad and Tobago, the bookmann features an interview with artist Stuart Hahn, while Antilles focuses on “three Caribbean-related titles” that have made The New York Times annual list of...

Bermuda: New Political Era?

Bermuda's Crushing Fools says that “most small island politicians behave as if it is their inalienable rights to be in charge of the people's political affairs” and envisions a new...

Jamaica, U.S.A.: Thanksgiving

“America is so full of contradictions! For even as our extended family sits down to eat our Thanksgiving dinner, there are many in our neighborhood who are now facing foreclosure...

Trinidad & Tobago: Monkeying Around

From Trinidad and Tobago, Paolo's Blog is convinced that “Patrick Manning and his roving band of capuchins have thrust us headlong into an economic conundrum that will be far more...

Haiti: Non-Violence

Haitian blogger Wadner Pierre strongly advocates the path of non-violence.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Santa Baby

Blogging from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Abeni has some practical items on her wish list for Santa.

Trinidad & Tobago: Predictors

This Beach Called Life makes a few “psychic” predictions about Trinidad and Tobago.

Bermuda: Waiting for Transparency

Vexed Bermoothes says: “Bermuda has been waiting for the promised freedom of information bill for a long time. The whole process behind Government’s efforts have been pretty stretched out and...

Guyana: To Cut or Not To Cut

Guyana-Gyal thinks her lime tree is an ingrate, but is in a conundrum about whether or not to cut it down.

Jamaica: Austism Speaks

“In Jamaica, the word ‘Autism’ is just now becoming a familar word. Years ago, having a child that was ‘different’ can warrant just titles as, ‘baffon’ or ‘Lagga Head'”: A...

Trinidad & Tobago, U.K.: McDonald Signs Off

Discover TnT Blog pays tribute to Trinidad-born journalism icon Sir Trevor McDonald, who “has stepped down from ITN's main nightly news programme.”

Jamaica: Don't Worry, Be Happy

Active Voice wants to let you know “that despite the global financial meltdown and the downfall of another wall–Wall Street–WE ARE NOT IN PANIC MODE in Jamaica.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Gender Gap

“The World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report 2008 not only listed Trinidad & Tobago as the regional leader in both the Caribbean and Latin America in closing the gender...

Jamaica, Barbados, T&T: Bolt is Athlete of the Year

Jamaican Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt has been chosen as the International Athletic Foundation's ‘Athlete of the Year'; regional bloggers congratulate him.

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