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· March, 2011

Stories about Caribbean from March, 2011

Jamaica: The Sea & Radioactivity

“The news out of Japan gets grimmer by the day”: Labrish Jamaica is concerned.

Haiti: Monsanto's Agenda

Haiti Grassroots Watch takes “a closer look” at Monsanto's seed distribution in the wake of last year's devastating earthquake.

Trinidad & Tobago: Education – Leaving Kids at Sea

“All children now go to secondary school. But it remains an unfortunate truth that the majority of those innocents who sat SEA Tuesday will not have the secondary schooling they...

Jamaica: Enquiry No Laughing Matter

As the Manatt Dudus Enquiry is extended for the third time, GWAP comments: “A Commission that should have cost Jamaican tax payers JMD $37 million has now skyrocket[ed] to JMD...

Haiti: Not Like Japan

Toussaint on Haiti has been avoiding news of the Japan earthquake for fear of “triggering sad memories”, noting that stories of recovery there “really b[ring] home…the dysfunction that exists in...

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival is Over

Trinidad Carnival Diary offers tips on how to “fill the void between now and another Carnival…”

St. Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago: Bocas Shortlist

“A Nobel laureate, a MacArthur ‘genius’ fellow, and a first-time author are finalists for the 2011 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature”: Caribbean Book Blog has the details.

Trinidad & Tobago: Soca Stereotype?

Outlish looks at the impact of Chutney Soca music “on people's perception of Indo-Trinidadians.”

Barbados: Going on Facebook

“I just didn’t like the idea of credit cards. They seemed to be a device for misleading people into a pattern of life they probably wouldn’t have entered, but for...

Jamaica: Passing the Buck

“To date, the Enquiry has been fascinating and compelling TV”: Jamaica and the World reports on the latest developments in the Manatt Dudus Enquiry, which “involved politicians placing the blame...

Bermuda: Development vs. Conservation

“Can we please stop pretending that that the Tucker’s Point SDO is about saving tourism? It’s about developing real estate”: Vexed Bermoothes says that “there has been a drought of...

Bahamas: Untimely Justice

“We can construct a state of the art airport, dredge our harbour, and expand our seaports. We can tax and spend like there is no tomorrow. But yet, we cannot...

Bahamas: BTC Privatized

Weblog Bahamas‘ Rick Lowe says that the government's privatization of the public phone company “deserves a hip, hip, hooray!”

Barbados, Jamaica: Improper Search?

Barbados Free Press is livid about an incident in which a Jamaican traveler was subjected to a cavity search and then deported, saying: “Even if [the visitor] was suspected and...

Bermuda: Government Admits Error

politics.bm is fascinated by the fact that “the PLP realizes that the PLP's policies have been bad for Bermuda” and wonders about the resulting challenges and opportunities.

Haiti: Awaiting Results

As election results continue to be tabulated in Haiti, The Latin Americanist suggests that “the real victors are the Haitian electorate who supposedly turned out in large numbers to some...

Jamaica: Loving Japan

Jamaipanese explains why “the disaster in Japan has helped…show why [he] love[s] Japan.”

Guyana: Choosing Happiness

“Every day, I does try to fill the bucket and pour it over me”: Guyana-Gyal says that happiness is a choice.

Haiti: Developing Aid

“The agenda of development aid should not be set by people so far removed from the uncertainty of life that has dominated human existence for the majority of time”: Throwing...

Trinidad & Tobago, Dominica: Position on Gender Equity

Globewriter on the UN Joint Statement on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: “The English Caribbean (including T&T which continues to betray its alleged commitment to human rights) was notably absent...

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


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