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· July, 2011

Stories about Caribbean from July, 2011

Bahamas: Taking Precautions vs. Dengue

Womanish Words is shaken by her son's diagnosis of Dengue Fever, saying: “These are serious times. We all must take proper precautions. And we need to amp up the national...

Haiti: Revered Flag Maker Dies

Repeating Islands acknowledges the passing of “Silva Joseph, a highly regarded Vodou flag maker…in the tradition of BelAir’s famous flag artists, such as Tibout, Joseph Fortine and Luc Daniel Cedor.”

Dominica: Rains Cause River to Break Bank

NewsDominica.com reports on the latest damage caused by persistent heavy rains on the island.

Haiti: Martelly's Promises

Toussaint on Haiti suggests that Haitians who voted for a Martelly presidency may now be suffering from buyers’ remorse.

Trinidad & Tobago: National Strike on the Horizon?

Caribbean Journal reports that Trinidad and Tobago may soon be facing a national strike.

Jamaica: Public Outbursts from Diasporan Women

“How can we not say to ourselves – was any enterprise ever so doomed to failure? Was anything ever so sad?”: An eye-opening post from Under the Saltine Flag about...

Jamaica: An Anime Nation to be Reckoned With

Jamaipanese says that this year's Anime Nation was “bigger and better” than its inaugural event, calling it “an epic event for fans of anime, cosplay, video games and Japan as...

Bermuda: Waiting in Vain for PATI

According to Vexed Bermoothes, “there is no sign of ‘freedom of information act’ preparation in any part of Government”, despite the fact that a year has passed since the Public...

Jamaica: Unimpressed with Minaj

Active Voice publishes a guest post about singer Nicki Minaj's performance at Jamaica's recent Reggae Sumfest: “Minaj messed up when she displayed such flagrant disrespect to Jamaica by announcing that...

Trinidad & Tobago: The Beauty of Imperfection

Attillah Springer shares some “things [she discovers] from eating a mango in the morning.”

Trinidad & Tobago: A Poem for Amy

“I’ve never met Amy Winehouse. I’m not a musician. I’m not British or anything even remotely connected to her. I only discovered her music about three years ago and, honestly,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Celebrating Emancipation

“Trinidad and Tobago was the first country in the world to commemorate the abolition of slavery with a national observance, and since that time several other countries (mostly in the...

Jamaica: OCD Ghosts?

Could it be that “the world of the supernatural [is] ordered not by the rules of metaphysics, but the rules of mathematics”? Under the Saltire Flag considers the possibility by...

Caribbean: Commonwealth Stories for Online Time Capsule

The Royal Commonwealth Society is creating the world's largest online time capsule in honour of HM Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee in 2012 and wants regional/Commonwealth bloggers to share their...

Jamaica, Haiti: On Creole Language

“Well, I’ve always known that my views on Jamaican Creole or Patwa, the native language here, were contentious but sound”: Annie Paul is vindicated.

Barbados: Where's the Integrity Legislation?

Barbados’ new government promised Integrity Legislation within 100 days of taking office; 1000+ days later, Barbados Underground is still waiting…

Trinidad & Tobago: Carnival is Business

Outlish takes a look at some Carnival entrepreneurs.

St. Lucia: Jacques Compton Dies

Caribbean Book Blog, mourning the death of Saint Lucian author Jacques Compton, says: “The Caribbean has lost another literary and cultural icon.”

Jamaica: Reggae Sumfest

Tallawah blogs about the Top 10 performances at this year's Reggae Sumfest, here and here, while Active Voice posts photos.

Haiti: Wikileaks & Fr. Jean-Juste

“Father Gerry Jean-Juste, a Haitian priest, was a friend of…mine. For those who follow Haitian politics, the rest of the Father Gerry story is known”: Now, Dying in Haiti republishes...

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


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