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· June, 2009

Stories about Caribbean from June, 2009

Trinidad & Tobago: Memory Lane

Diaspora blogger Jumbie's Watch remembers the simple pleasures of growing up in Trinidad and Tobago, saying: “Times have changed.”

Haiti, U.S.A.: Danticat Cops Guillén Prize

Repeating Islands reports that Haitian-born author Edwidge Danticat has won the 2009 Caribbean Philosophical Association’s Nicolás Guillén Prize.

Jamaica: Hangings to Resume

Upon hearing news that the Jamaican government intends to resume hangings, Iriegal is both sad and fearful that the decision is the right one.

Guyana: Man in the Mirror

Guyana-Gyal thinks there just might be a little bit of Michael Jackson in all of us: “We might colour that bit a different shade, call it another name, but there...

Trinidad & Tobago: Taking Issue

Trinidadian diaspora blogger Jumbie's Watch takes issue with a government anti-crime advertisement.

Jamaica: Bloggers on Jackson

Michael Jackson's death has Jamaican diaspora blogger Geoffrey Philp ruminating on the meaning of life, while Annie Paul says: “the mainstream media has limited credibility for me now [post Jackson's...

French Caribbean: Farewell Mickael

The news of the death of the King of Pop was like an earthquake felt around the world. The shock wave reached the French Caribbean, where bloggers from Martinique, Guadeloupe,...

Caribbean, USA: Tributes to the “King of Pop”

Despite the controversy which plagued him for the latter part of his eccentric life, the sudden and unexpected death of American-born entertainer Michael Jackson, dubbed "The King of Pop", has...

Dominica: Campaign Financing

Chris at Dominica Weekly thinks that “the issue of campaign financing is as important as voters identification and cleaning of the voters list before the next general election is held.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Blogging about Crime

Jumbie's Watch blogs about Trinidad and Tobago's approach to crime, while KnowProSE.com writes a note to the country's media on their coverage of the crime situation and The Manicou Report...

Jamaica, Barbados: Updates on H1N1

Yardflex.com says 19 Jamaicans have been infected with the H1N1 virus, while Barbados Underground cautions that Swine Flu can't be blamed for everything.

Trinidad & Tobago: Police Station Murder

Trinidadian bloggers speak out about the country's latest killing – the shooting death of a woman while on the compound of a police station: This Beach Called Life: “No doubt...

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica: Facebook Fiasco

Trinidadian blogger KnowProSE.com discovers that a “Jamaican politican could lose his post because of Facebook”.

Bermuda, Cayman Islands: Look Who's Blogging

Bermudian Vexed Bermoothes is surprised to learn that “the Governor of the Cayman Islands has a blog.”

Bahamas: Rally Call

Womanish Words says that “the city of Nassau…looks as bad as we feel”, adding: “We have to rally. We have to restore Nassau so that we can restore ourselves.”

Dominica, Venezuela: The Motherland?

Following Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's visit to the island, Dominica Weekly says: “Many Dominicans have focused narrowly on the lavish developmental aid of Chavez than focusing on the fundamental issue...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Breaking the Silence

Blogging from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Abeni wants “to tell the children who are being sexually abused that silence is not golden.”

Barbados: In Season

Wondering what fruit are in season in the Caribbean? My Rustic Bajan Garden shows us.

Trinidad & Tobago: Turtle Watching

Rantings and Ramblings goes turtle watching in Trinidad.

Trinidad and Tobago: Fighting Words

From Trinidad and Tobago, Mauvais Langue calls the Prime Minister's choice of words “improper, inappropriate, and tasteless for the political arena.”

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