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· February, 2011

Stories about Caribbean from February, 2011

Haiti: Preventable Suffering

“The earthquake did not kill people. Bad buildings killed people. Lack of medical care killed people. Lack of infrastructure killed people. Lack of caring government officials kill[s] people”: Dying in...

Bahamas: The Right to Speak Out

“I always have and always will speak up when my rights as a homeowner, a citizen and a human being are being threatened”: Womanish Words believes that her voice is...

Caribbean: Bocas Announces Longlist

“The OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature — which will be awarded for the first time this year — has announced its 2011 longlist of ten books”: Caribbean bloggers discuss.

Trinidad & Tobago: The Death Penalty

“Faced with a major problem with serious crime in Trinidad & Tobago, the current government is ( rather predictably) pushing for the reimplementation of the death penalty”: Globewriter is heartened...

Trinidad & Tobago: Saving by Sou Sou

“A sou sou is structured where one person will be in charge of collecting monies from a group of people. All the monies collected will be given to one person...

Turks & Caicos, Barbados: Disappearing Blog

The tcipost blog “disappeared overnight without notice”; Barbados Free Press comes to the rescue.

Jamaica: Nothing for the Youth?

“We too busy having dramatic, Days-of-our-lives type enquiries to stop for a minute and realise that this year, more than any other year to date, is all about us. It's...

Haiti: Challenges & Hopes

Kevin Fortuna at Concern Blogs visits Haiti and writes about his experience.

Trinidad & Tobago: The Mayor's Way?

“We have been planting the seeds of the very breakdown in society we decry and lamenting the crops for too long”: Plain Talk suggests that perhaps the Mayor of Port...

Guyana: What you find on the Internet

Green coffee and porn? Guyana-Gyal explains the link.

Trinidad & Tobago: Political Developments

Jumbie's Watch mulls over a few political developments, saying: “The more things change, the more they remain the same, not so?”

Turks & Caicos: The Courage to Protest

The tcipost wonders if protests in the Bahamas might serve to “wake the people of Turks and Caicos up”.

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica: The Facts About Banton

Globewriter comments on the shocked reactions to the Banton verdict: “The fact is there is video of Buju Banton chatting with federal agents and tasting the cocaine…and he is now...

Trinidad & Tobago: What's After Carnival?

As controversy ensues over the behaviour of a “sore loser” at a Carnival music competition, Coffeewallah observes that the priorities of Trinbagonians may be skewed: “In two weeks this will...

Guyana: Mashramani “Huge Success”

Check out photos of this year's Mashramani celebrations, here.

Jamaica: Bloggers React to Banton Verdict

Despite bloggers' impassioned calls to “set the captive free”, the jury in the Buju Banton drug trial yesterday returned a guilty verdict on three of the four charges against him....

Haiti: Can News Ever Be Impartial?

“We have to remember that news – that holy, sacred source of information – is biased”: Throwing Down the Water reminds us to ask a few pertinent questions – “Whose...

Guyana: Journalist Sharief Khan Dies

Guyanese bloggers acknowledge the passing of veteran journalist, Sharief Khan.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Outcry Over Molestation Charges

‘Three male teachers were questioned/detained on charges of gross indecency and acts of lewdness with their male charges”, causing a firestorm of reaction in St. Vincent. Abeni hopes to bring...

Trinidad & Tobago: Learning from Nature

“It's not always necessary to have complete control in a garden. Sometimes it's necessary to stand back and let things evolve naturally”: My Chutney Garden lets nature take the lead.

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