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· June, 2010

Stories about Caribbean from June, 2010

Haiti: MSM Coverage

The Haitian Blogger says that “mainstream media pieces about Haiti are like Swiss cheese, full of holes.”

Haiti: Five Months Later

Haiti, land of Freedom takes a look at the country just about five months after the devastating earthquake.

Belize: Mayans Win Right to Land

Repeating Islands reports on a landmark court ruling “in favor of 38 Mayan Communities in the Toledo District”, which confirms their rights to the land surrounding their communities.

Barbados: White Elephant

B.C. Pires fears “there is a white elephant in the West Indian drawing-room.”

Caribbean: On Crime

The Caribbean Camera reports on the G-8 and G-20 summits from a regional perspective.

Jamaica: Bloggers Discuss Dudus’ Extradition

Following his capture by Jamaican police, Michael Christopher 'Dudus' Coke has been extradited to the United States to face pending charges of drug and arms trafficking. "The President", as he...

Martinique, Guadeloupe: French Football Flop now Racial Controversy?

The French national football team has been through some rough times prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup, but the past three days have stirred up old issues around "Les...

Jamaica: ‘Dudus” Hearing Today

“Dudus is to have his hearing at 10:00 a.m. at Harman Barracks, Up Park Camp (the army base in Jamaica)” today: Girl With a Purpose explains what to expect.

Guadeloupe: The Blogging Priest

Each week, a Guadeloupean Catholic priest posts his thoughts about religion, society and his everyday life in a blog named Lemoulefatima [Fr].

Jamaica: Lighter Side

Annie Paul looks at the lighter side of ‘Dudus” capture (as does Laura Redpath in this tweet).

Trinidad & Tobago: Au Revoir

This Beach Called Life makes fun of France's early exit from the World Cup.

Jamaica: ‘Dudus’ In Custody

News broke late yesterday that Jamaica's most wanted man, Christopher 'Dudus' Coke - whose pending extradition to the United States threw the island nation into a state of emergency thanks...

Jamaica: The capture of Dudus

Labrish is following the breaking news that Jamaica's most wanted man, Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke, has been captured.

Trinidad & Tobago: Football & Fete

B.C. Pires has figured out the difference between World Cup football and Trinidad and Tobago Carnival.

Barbados: Slow Decisions

Barbados Underground is concerned about “the slow pace of decision making in government.”

Haiti: Farmers fighting against Monsanto's seeds

Espas Ayisyen Toulouse republishes [Fr] Haitian Peasant Movement of Papaye‘s (PMP) official declaration after their long demonstration against the deal between the Haitian Government and the American firm Monsanto, to...

Guadeloupe: Our first soldier killed in Afghanistan

Blogger Gwakafwika expresses [Fr Creole] his sadness with the death of a 27-year-old Guadeloupean native soldier serving in the French Army, in Afghanistan last week.

Bahamas: At a Loss

Weblog Bahamas is concerned about the government's apparent inability to deal with the crime situation.

Jamaica: Social Media Benefits

In light of the recent state of emergency in Jamaica, diaspora blogger Labrish calls social media “a strong wind at the back of citizen journalists and ultimately a benefit for...

Martinique: Regional Reactions after Insult

Martinican Bondamanjak [Fr] tries to explain the dismissal of Martinican native football player Nicolas Anelka [Fr] after he insulted his coach. Meanwhile, Guadeloupean B. World Connection has re-published [Fr] posts...

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