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· September, 2010

Stories about Caribbean from September, 2010

Trinidad & Tobago: The Big Question

Continuing his examination of the terms of the CLICO bailout, Afra Raymond asks the $57,000 question: “‘If the CL Financial group is insolvent, then how are we paying for all...

Jamaica: Tropical Storm Nicole

“Well, the trials and tribulations of Buju Banton have abruptly been ejected from the Jamaican imagination by a raging storm which brazenly breezed its way across the island when no...

Grenada: Blog Action Day

Blah Bloh Blog is ready for this year's Blog Action Day, saying: “The theme this year is WATER. Access to clean water is not just a human rights issue. It’s...

Guyana: Women's Plight

Local news headlines tell the sad story of a young woman driven to suicide, allegedly because of a domestic dispute; The Guyana Groove concludes that “these are most certainly desperate...

Guyana: Little Bit of Everything

Guyanese diaspora blogger The Bohemian State says that her mix of ethnicity always left her torn, but “because of all these different MEs, I can understand all the different YOUs.”

Haiti, Dominican Republic: The Presence of DR Troops

Wadner Pierre says that “the decision of the Dominican government to send troops in Haiti proved the participation of the Dominican government in destabilizing Haiti peace”.

Bahamas: Migratory Birds

The Bahamas is celebrating International Migratory Bird Month; Repeating Islands re-posts the details.

Trinidad & Tobago: Accepting Difference

Globewriter, on learning of the suicide of a gay teen as a result of bullying, says: “I have heard from some here in the Caribbean that homophobia is part of...

Jamaica: Tweetup #2

Stunner blogs about “the biggest tweetup in the history of Jamaica!”

Bermuda: “Mockumentary”?

Of “the corporate-style movie…that has appeared on the Internet polishing the Premier’s image as a popular leader”, Vexed Bermoothes says it is akin to “what BP might undertake to restore...

Bahamas: Straw Saga

Jerome Pinder at Weblog Bahamas says that the straw vendors who have been charged in the United States for the purchase and export of knock off luxury goods “have become...

Trinidad & Tobago: MATT's Role

“I know in a democracy it is only right for everyone to have their say. Even in criticising you, MATT. But when the criticism becomes mere target practice, it’s time...

Trinidad & Tobago: Film on the Amerindians

Repeating Islands blogs about “one of the documentaries being screened at the 2010 Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival…Tracy Assing’s new film The Amerindians.”

Jamaica: Back to Court for Banton

Jamaican bloggers - nay, regional bloggers - have been following dancehall music icon Buju Banton's drug possession court case with great interest. Yesterday, news broke that the jury was evenly...

Haiti: Storm Stories

Bloggers write about their experiences with Haiti's recent storm, here and here.

Haiti: Slow Going

“Nine months after the devastating earthquake, many are criticizing the slow pace of relief for Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in Haiti”: The Haitian Blogger reports.

Trinidad & Tobago: Sweetheart Deal

“For those of us who did not invest with CLICO, the mere idea of our taxpayers’ funds being used to rescue those who placed high-return deposits is deeply offensive. Both...

Trinidad & Tobago: Parang Time

Simply Trini Cooking blogs about Parang – “one of Trinidad and Tobago's folk music that seems in a remarkable way to stay true to its original form” – here and...

Guyana: Leadership Style

“Envisage a country vibrant in idea exchanges and energetic businesses unafraid of political repercussions”: The Guyana Groove says that her homeland “could be a fully vibrant and thriving nation, but...

Haiti: Disease Trends

The Haitian Blogger says of the launch of a National Surveillance system for illnesses following the January 12 earthquake: “Given that the U.S. participants were affiliated with the U.S. President's...

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


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