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· June, 2010

Stories about Caribbean from June, 2010

Haiti: MSM Coverage

  30 June 2010

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

Haiti: Five Months Later

  30 June 2010

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

Belize: Mayans Win Right to Land

  30 June 2010

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.

Caribbean: On Crime

  29 June 2010

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

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Jamaica: Bloggers Discuss Dudus’ Extradition

  29 June 2010

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 is also known, issued a statement about his decision "to waive [his] right to an extradition hearing in Jamaica..."

Jamaica: ‘Dudus” Hearing Today

  24 June 2010

“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.

Jamaica: Lighter Side

  24 June 2010

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

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Jamaica: ‘Dudus’ In Custody

  23 June 2010

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 to a standoff between alleged criminal elements and national security forces - had finally been captured. Bloggers follow developments.

Haiti: Farmers fighting against Monsanto's seeds

  22 June 2010

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 provide hybrid seeds to Haitian farmers.

Bahamas: At a Loss

  21 June 2010

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

Jamaica: Social Media Benefits

  21 June 2010

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 the cause of democracy.”

Martinique: Regional Reactions after Insult

  21 June 2010

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 [Fr] about the latest developments.

Martinique: Interview with a Nappy Girl

  21 June 2010

Martinican blogger Vee Un Lezard a Madinina assesses [Fr] her six-month long experience with her natural hair, inviting readers to discover her “Interview with a Nappy Girl” [Fr] posted in the blog Crépue et Re-belle (Nappy and Beautiful Again/Rebel) [Fr].

About our Caribbean coverage

Janine Mendes Franco is the Caribbean editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.


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