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· April, 2011

Stories about Caribbean from April, 2011

Bahamas: Grasping at Straws?

Jerome Pinder at Weblog Bahamas explains why the new Straw Market “will be a test for The Bahamas Government.”

Barbados: Barrow's Beach

Mullins Bay Blog wonders how one of the country's national heroes “would…have graded his heirs and successors, …who sat idly by and did nothing as the sand disappeared and coconut...

Guyana: Unsolved Murder

Last week marked five years since Government Minister Satyadeow Sawh was was murdered in Guyana; The Caribbean Camera interviews his family, who are still searching for answers.

Bahamas: Shark Tales

Bahama Pundit‘s Larry Smith shares some good and bad news about sharks.

Jamaica: Honesty in Poetry

Diaspora litblogger Geoffrey Philp notices “a brutal honesty” in his featured poem by Kei Miller.

Suriname: Video Art

Srananart's Blog is excited about the launch of “a new art form for Suriname” – video art!

Haiti: Amnesty or Justice?

Toussaint on Haiti shares his thoughts about the possible granting of amnesty to Jean-Claude Duvalier and Jean-Bertrand Aristide by the new President-elect.

Trinidad & Tobago: Carib Queen Dies

Review of the Indigenous Caribbean and The Voice of the Taino People Online acknowledge the passing of Valentina Medina, the Carib Queen of the Santa Rosa Carib Community.

Trinidad & Tobago: Destroying Food

B.C. Pires blogs about “the Housing Development Corporation’s bulldozing of several acres of crops ready for harvest in Trinidad.”

Guyana, St. Lucia, T&T: Literary Achievements

Lots of literature in the regional blogosphere today – Signifyin’ Guyana asks, “You going Trinidad for Bocas?”, while Caribbean Book Blog notes that Trinidadian author Earl Lovelace “has been awarded...

Bermuda: MPs’ Salaries

Bloggers are unimpressed by “the continuing refusal of MPs [Ministers of Parliament] to take a pay cut, even a symbolic one.”

Jamaica: Walcott's Work

Litblogger Geoffrey Philp features a poem by Derek Walcott, saying: “I swear, [he] makes writing verse look so easy…a poet whose oeuvre shows a deep love for the Caribbean–its language,...

Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago: REDjet Delay

“People don’t take kindly when you make newspaper announcements that you’re coming for dinner, but you didn’t bother to inform the host”: Barbados Free Press blogs about new regional carrier...

Bermuda: Shrinking Population = Shrinking Economy?

In the face of declining local retail sales, Vexed Bermoothes believes that “the real reason for the anaemic economy is that Bermuda’s population has shrunk … and that the local...

Caribbean: The Cricket Captaincy

“It’s very interesting to read old minutes from WICB meetings and seeing how directors scheme and hatch their plans”: WICB Expose suggests that plans for the Darren Sammy captaincy may...

Bahamas, U.S.A.: Economic Empowerment

“The best way to address poverty and fairness in our society is through a radical overhaul of our failing education system”: Bahama Pundit sees some parallels with the U.S. regarding...

Bermuda: Doing Less With More

“One of the many impacts of the PLP’s spend-a-thon over the past 10 years is that Government now cannot afford to continue many of its basic services”: Vexed Bermoothes explains...

Trinidad & Tobago: Autism Awareness

“It wasn't until 1994 that Asperger's syndrome was officially recognized by the American Psychological Association. Fifty years. T&T's already behind the curve”: Blogging at Outlish, Nicole Greene “hope[s] it doesn't...

Haiti: The Democratic Process

Toussaint on Haiti suggests that the recent election “is a sign we still believe in democracy and that these elections might have breathed new life into to Haiti’s nascent and...

Trinidad & Tobago: Problem or Solution?

When it comes to the country's social ills, aka_lol says: “An uncaring person is uncaring 24-7 and no amount of phony foreign accents, flowing local dialect, paper degrees, high or...

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


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