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· August, 2011

Stories about Caribbean from August, 2011

Jamaica: Collaborative Documentary for Independence

“Next year both Jamaica and I turn 50″: Labrish blogs about “a fabulous idea to celebrate Jamaica's independence.”

Trinidad & Tobago: Missed Opportunity re: Teen Video?

Another blogger weighs in on the Granny Quila video: “Yes this girl did a pile…having said that, it would have been a perfect opportunity to show the compassionate side of...

Trinidad & Tobago: Saving a Life

Tattoo puts out a moral test because of recent events that allegedly led to the current state of emergency.

Trinidad & Tobago: Thoughts on the SoE

Outlish puts forward four reasons “why…the state of emergency should not be extended”, while KnowTnT.com sums up the first week of the SoE “from a few different angles.”

Bahamas: After Irene

“Not one life was lost in the entire country, what a miracle”: Womanish Words blogs about the aftermath of Irene.

Trinidad & Tobago: The “Granny Quilla” Video

Railing against the current state of emergency, a teen posts a video on YouTube; the government interprets it as racist and containing threats against the Prime Minister - Jumbie's Watch...

Trinidad & Tobago: Eating for Independence

“August 31st is Trinidad’s Independence Day”: TriniGourmet.com posts her menu for this year's celebrations, which she calls “a trifecta of the new, the old, and a new twist on an...

Trinidad & Tobago: “The Real Reason” for SoETT

Jumbie's Watch reveals that he has been privy to “the real reason” behind Trinidad and Tobago's State of Emergency, saying: “Until an explanation is presented (promised at the opening of...

Barbados: Wait & See for SoETT

From Barbados, B.C. Pires sees how Trinidad and Tobago's State of Emergency is playing out, and says: “One is reluctant to pre-judge anything; but to every charge of, ‘O, ye...

Jamaica: Disrespecting Garvey

President Barack Obama may have lost at least one vote in his re-election bid based on “the White House[‘s] disrespect [for] Marcus Garvey, a national hero of Jamaica”. Geoffrey Philp...

Trinidad and Tobago: State of Emergency, Day 4

With a national state of emergency — declared by the government to combat rising crime — now in its fourth day, bloggers and other social media users in Trinidad and...

Bahamas: Riding Out Hurricane Irene

As Hurricane Irene, the first of the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season, continues to move through the Bahamas, bloggers have been sharing their experiences. Netizens reported very strong winds, extensive damage...

Guyana: Whole Lotta Love

When her mother falls ill, Guyana-Gyal discovers “the scary side of loving”.

Trinidad & Tobago: More Questions on State of Emergency

As the State of Emergency continues in Trinidad and Tobago, the government's communication efforts about it continue to be muddled at best: Is it limited or national? Is there a...

Bahamas: Sticking Together Through Irene

Havana Times notes that “Hurricane Irene intensified overnight as it churns to the northeast of Cuba, threatening the Bahamas with its 110 mph maximum sustained winds”; over in the Bahamas,...

Trinidad & Tobago: Positive Facebook Changes

TECHTT says of Facebook's recent changes: “I really love the tag approval feature and think it will be a big hit as I have seen many people complain about unscrupulous...

Haiti: Grim Housing Situation

Haiti Grassroots Watch investigates whether “the 634,000 people still living in Haiti’s 1,001 camps, and the undoubtedly tens of thousands of others living in unsafe and even condemned structures [will]...

Caribbean: Irene's Path

More updates about Hurricane Irene: Havana Times is relieved that its “projected path is taking it further away from Cuba”; Weblog Bahamas acknowledges that she is “a serious threat”; Pwoje...

Trinidad & Tobago: Honouring Pat Bishop

“Bishop would have wanted the government and corporate Trinidad and Tobago to act on their words, making real investments in sustainable, sensible projects that would educate our intellectual potential, promote...

Jamaica: Obama Rejects Plea for Garvey Pardon

Geoffrey Philp is surprised by the Obama administration's rejection of the request for a presidential pardon for Marcus Garvey on the grounds that “it would be ‘a waste of time...

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


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