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· September, 2011

Stories about Caribbean from September, 2011

Trinidad & Tobago: Expenditure & Accountability

“Discussion is revolving around the country’s earnings from our energy resources and the likely size of the next year’s budget, expected to be delivered in early October”: Afra Raymond warns...

Trinidad & Tobago: Cuban Film at T&T Film Festival

B.C. Pires has a couple more must-see film picks at this year's Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival.

Bahamas: Time to Take Action Against Crime

As a missing child is found dead, Weblog Bahamas says: “I would call on Prime Minister Ingraham to not wait until next Monday to make a statement to the nation...

Jamaica: Upcoming Elections

Bruce Golding yesterday confirmed that he will step down as Prime Minister and Leader of the ruling Jamaica Labour Party, which according to Girl With a Purpose, means that the...

U.S. Virgin Islands: Shaken Up

“After several near-misses by tropical storms, the island has now escaped trouble from new earthquakes”: News of St. John has the details.

Trinidad & Tobago: Black Power Documentary

“You could put all of the scholarship produced by the University of the West Indies and all the newspaper and TV stories done about the 1970 uprising in Trinidad and...

Barbados: Fire Service Hot on Social Media

“I am surprised and impressed by their use of social media”, says gallimaufry.ws of the Barbados Fire Service, adding: “Other government departments in Barbados could learn from their example.”

Caribbean: Bloggers Saddened by Wangari Mathai's Death

Bloggers from Jamaica, Barbados and the Bahamas mourn the death of “The great African (Kenyan) environmentalist…and the first African woman to win the Nobel Prize, Wangari Maathai”.

Trinidad & Tobago: Loving Delicious

TECHTT shares his thoughts on the new Delicious site.

Jamaica: Golding to Resign?

Jamaica and the World republishes a Wikileaks cable that sullies the image of the government, while Girl With a Purpose reports that “Prime Minister Bruce Golding dropped a bombshell on...

Caribbean: Commonwealth Competition Winners

Caribbean Book Blog has all the details on this year's Commonwealth Short Story Competition winners, with writers from Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago being recognized.

Bahamas: Crime Fighting Issues

Bloggers discuss the challenges of crime fighting in the Bahamas.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: More Violence Against Women

The escalating violence against women in St. Vincent now has Abeni “officially scared.”

Jamaica: Gratitude to Garvey

In his ongoing effort to petition President Obama to exonerate Marcus Garvey, Geoffrey Philp says: “Marcus Garvey's cause was justice, plain and simple. And it is ironic that unjust methods...

Video: Water Bottle Lights and Other Eco-Friendly Inventions

Solar lights and hot water heaters from plastic water bottles, houses made from trash and a way to do without plastic bags are some of the projects making reducing, reusing...

Haiti: Duvalier's Lawyer Disrupts Press Conference

mediahacker posts audio of “one of Jean-Claude Duvalier’s lawyers…attempt[ing] to shout over Gerardo Ducos, a researcher for Amnesty International, as he [spoke] to reporters…about his organization’s call for prosecuting the...

Trinidad & Tobago, U.S.A.: Troy Davis’ Execution

Trinidadian bloggers share their thoughts on the Troy Davis execution, with Afrobella saying: “I’m not here to rehash the facts of the Troy Davis case or to analyze the details...

Guyana, Jamaica: Possessed by Strong Narrative

“My favorite short stories work like cinematic vignettes…connecting in some major way with narrative voice…is for me the key component to enjoying short fiction”: Litblogger Charmaine Valere says that Jamaican...

U.S. Virgin Islands: Where's the Improvement?

News of St. John says it just “doesn't seem right…that budget allocations to the St. John Capital Improvement Fund never seem to be earmarked to help improve St. John's streets,...

World: Mourning the Execution of Troy Davis

The state of Georgia has executed Troy Davis, despite a brief reprieve. Twitter users from around the globe are expressing their feelings about Davis's case, as well as about the...

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