Stories about Caribbean from February, 2010
News Dominica.com reports on the country's water woes and its impact on the island's agriculture industry, here and here.
“Kamla Persad-Bissessar will take her seat today in the Red House in Port-of-Spain as Trinidad & Tobago’s first female Oppostion Leader”: Islandista and Trinidad and Tobago News Blog weigh in.
Teachers are on strike in an effort to secure a pay raise: Belizean reports.
Today is Budget Day in Bermuda. 21 Square “throw[s] out a few thoughts.”
“To me J’ouvert is the purest form of Trinidad ‘mas there is, right up there with ole ‘mas and the long, oft drawn out pre-soca calypso from the tents”: Gilberte's Poetry and Rants shares her 2010 J'ouvert experience.
gspottt has its eyes on developments in Guyana regarding the filing of “a constitutional challenge to a law criminalising ‘crossdressing’ in that country’s high court.”
“One of the things that has stuck out for most of us as we look on at the struggle in Haiti after the quake is that people have to go so long without food, water, basic amenities”: From Barbados, Sun, Rain Or… blogs about “what can we do to make...
Bermudian bloggers discuss the issue of Southlands, which involves the government's plans to develop a green site.
Guyana-Gyal says that spam is a four letter word.
Paramaribo SPAN is excited about its upcoming art exhibition.
Barbados Free Press has its eyes on St. Kitts and Nevis when it comes to transparency and government accountability.
“With a very important budget looming I've been thinking about what the individual parties can get out of it”: Politics.bm considers the upcoming Budget Day in Bermuda.
Jamaican Annie Paul blogs about everything from the regional drought to the recently concluded International Reggae Conference.
“The problem is not lack of food. It's lack of money. Put people to work. Pay them enough to support the local economy. Pay them enough to eat good local food”: Chronicles of an Unplanned Return writes an uplifting post about “beauty, lightness, and good things” in Haiti.
Dominica will be hosting a Green Investment Conference later this year: Repeating Islands reports.
“When houses are barely standing after an earthquake and a tremor like this comes along more houses crumble and more lives are lost”: Pwoje Espwa blogs about Haiti's latest tremor.
Diaspora blogger Jumbie's Watch focuses his attention on a few developments – from politics to crime – in Trinidad and Tobago.
This Beach Called Life admonishes his fellow Trinidadians to “leave the Prime Minister alone”.
Following an incident in which children were reportedly taken from their legal guardians and placed in a UNICEF camp, Tara at The Livesay [Haiti] Weblog says: “I am so sad to have learned (as a result of the earthquake) that most everything in the world is based on money and...
Mango Media Caribbean does the Beyonce/bmobile math, following the recent concert in Trinidad: “Great product + poor planning – expert events management + huge advertising spend – marketing thinking = 1 of the most spectacular event/concert failures in recent history…”; while Underground Trini Artiste gives a rundown of his concert...
From Barbados, Allegiance blogs about the possibilities for a regional cricket sector: “The idea is not for Government to throw money at cricketers or to interfere with the rules of the game. It is about building an industry in which we appear to have a competitive advantage.”