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· January, 2013

Stories about Caribbean from January, 2013

25 January 2013

Hotel Development near the Pitons Raises Concerns in St. Lucia

A planned hotel development near the Pitons in Saint Lucia has fueled more debate about the way to balance development with cultural and environmental concerns. The proposed “eco-luxury” development is...

24 January 2013

Trinidad & Tobago: Proper Procurement Practice

Cuba: Internet Change Coming?

Guyana: Literary Controversy

Writer Ruel Johnson has expressed concern at what he considers to be possible case of nepotism at Caribbean Press, a publishing company owned by the government of Guyana: When I saw...

Jamaica: Hitting the Paywall

23 January 2013

Tobago's Election Results Send Message: Hit the Road, Jack!

Tobago's election results have come in and bloggers don't seem surprised. The incumbent, Tobago House of Assembly Chief Secretary Orville London, won by a landslide, while the main challenger, Ashworth...

Haiti: Like a Phoenix from the Ashes?

Guyana: Minimum Wage and Inflation

22 January 2013

Guyana: Modern Architecture and the State of The Nation

Cuban Filmmakers Take Over Digital Technologies

In Cuba, filmmakers and new directors have started to take over new technologies to keep down the costs of production of audiovisual effects, and to tell stories that would otherwise...

17 January 2013

Twitter Suspends Cuban Encyclopedia Ecured's Account

Twitter has suspended the account of the Cuban Collaborative Encyclopedia Cubana EcuRed according to an announcement posted on the official blog of the their website.

16 January 2013

Belize, St. Vincent: Garifuna Culture

“Silly Season” with Tobago's Elections

Tobago will be holding its Tobago House of Assembly elections on Monday, January 21 - and though these are not national elections, it is still an important vote, as the...

Haiti: Water & Cholera

15 January 2013

No Exit Visa: The Cuban Diaspora Speaks

After much anticipation, it has finally happened. The Cuban government has done away with the need for an exit visa - essentially state permission - to leave the country. Bloggers...

Cuba Implements Long-Awaited Migration Reform

The implementation of the long-awaited migration reform on January 14 could put an end to the terrible human drama which the decision to stay or leave Cuba used to entail....

Jamaica: Handing Over “Calabash”

12 January 2013

Mobile Libraries Help Haitians Overcome Major Earthquake

Mobile libraries are helping Haitians overcome the devastating 2010 earthquake, providing intellectual resources, entertainment and assisting in essential matters such as health. By March 2013, the organisation Libraries Without Borders...

Jamaica: Debt Storm Coming?

The Jamaican blogosphere has been a bit prickly ever since the Chicago Tribune, in an editorial on January 8, 2013, compared Jamaica’s financial condition to that of Greece, considered by...

11 January 2013

Richard Blanco: America's First Latino Inaugural Poet

The President of the United States, Barack Obama, requested his inaugural poem from Richard Blanco, son of Cuban immigrants and the first Latino, Spanish speaker, and gay man to receive...

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