Stories about Caribbean from November, 2009
Trinidad & Tobago: Right the Wrongs
Now Is Wow Too says the Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister's position on gay rights “leaves much to be desired”.
St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Gender Violence
Discuss SVG “question[s] the foundation” of violence against women in Caribbean societies.
Caribbean: Barath Shines
West Indian bloggers wax poetic about the amazing test century by cricketer Adrian Barath.
Dominica: Those Politicians
Dominina Weekly shares its thoughts on regional politicians.
Trinidad & Tobago: Numb from CHOGM
This Beach Called Life features a press ad that was taken out by “a group who knows Trinidad and Tobago better than any foreign or local politician”, adding in a follow-up post: “The only thing that CHOGM did for citizens of this country was to send the fed up level...
Barbados: 43rd Anniversary of Independence
Today, the 43rd anniversary of Barbados’ independence, has bloggers talking about what the occasion means.
Video: Worldwide youth express themselves in 60 seconds
The OneMinutesJr project gives young people between 12 and 20 years of age from many corners of the globe the opportunity to express themselves across borders, languages and distances through 60 second videos.
“There is a way that Caribbean music or musical interests create a seamlessness between locations”: Blogging at Paramaribo SPAN, Chris Cozier ruminates on seamless spaces created by sound.
Haiti: Lavalas Banned From Elections
Repeating Islands reports that “Haiti’s electoral council has banned the influential party of exiled former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide from next year’s legislative elections.”
Trinidad & Tobago: The Queen & the PM
B.C. Pires pokes fun at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, which kicked off in Trinidad and Tobago today.
St. Vincent & the Grenadines: ‘No’ It Is
Vincentian bloggers discuss the fact that the citizenry recently voted ‘No’ to “the current manifestation of a proposed constitution for this country.”
Dominica: Cruise Control
Dominica Weekly suggests that the island's emphasis on cruise tourism may be a bit misplaced.
St. Vincent & the Grenadines: No!
The people have voted no to the proposed new constitution in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Abeni and Repeating Islands report.
Trinidad & Tobago: Why the Shutdown?
KnowTnT.com is unimpressed that tomorrow is being pegged as “a de facto holiday in Trinidad and Tobago due to CHOGM”, adding: “There's really no reason for everything to shut down for an entire day. Of course, it could simply be that the powers-that-be are dismissing the citizens of the nation...
St. Lucia, U.S.A.: New Book of Poetry
From St. Lucia, Caribbean Book Blog interviews Dr. Neal Hall about his new anthology of verse, Nigger For Life.
Bahamas: Enough Already
Bahama Pundit‘s Larry Smith is “sick and tired of all those forwarded emails peddling scams, lies and hate propaganda.”
Trinidad & Tobago: Waste of Time?
“Most citizens still think CHOGM is a few-hundred-million dollar joke and will not benefit citizens in any way”: Trinidad and Tobago's This Beach Called Life weighs in on the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.
Bermuda, St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Here Comes The Queen
Shawn and Sue and Repeating Islands blog about the Queen of England's visit to Bermuda.
Jamaica: Trafficking in Paradise?
Jamaica Salt takes a look at human trafficking and prostitution on the island.
Trinidad & Tobago: CHOGM
KnowTnT.com would like to know what the point of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting actually is: “I am forced to wonder if the CHOGM meeting isn't anything but a group of dinosaurs discussing the tar pits.”
Jamaica: Celebrated Athletes
“It does my heart proud to see two Jamaican-based athletes cop the 2009 IAAF World Athlete of the Year Awards”: Girl With A Purpose congratulates Usain Bolt and Sanya Richards.