· February, 2006

Stories about Bermuda from February, 2006

Caribbean: Cricket shrink

  22 February 2006

Ri imagines a conversation between the West Indies cricket team's captain, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, and the team's new Irish shrink.

Caribbean: Hurricane season

  21 February 2006

“My Caribbean and Florida bloggers, do you realise we are less than 16 weeks away from hurricane season”? asks Cayman Islands-based blogger Ri.

Caribbean: Food stories

  20 February 2006

Iriepeople.com publishes a recipe for Escovitch Fish, while Can Cook Must, Cook hunts for a good roti in London and reviews a new Caribbean cookbook.

Bermuda: Referendum for Bermuda?

  17 February 2006

The Limey notes that South Pacific islands of Tokelau have become the latest colony to reject independence by referendum, and wonders when the pressure group “Bermudians for Referendum” will be taken seriously by the country's Premier.

Caribbean: Racism in cricket?

  14 February 2006

Trinidadian journalist Vaneisa Baksh joins the debate on racism in cricket going on at the Cricinfo – Wicket to Wicket blog with a susbstantial article which concludes that, while racism certainly exists in the Caribbean, it rarely manifests itself these days in the context of West Indies cricket.

Bermuda, USVI: At the Winter Olympics

  14 February 2006

The Caribbean Beat Blog notes the presence of Bermudian Patrick Singleton at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino and also the absence the USVI's 52 year-old luge competitor Ann Abernathy, who had to pull out of the games because of an injury.

Bermuda: Land use

  13 February 2006

The latest “Open Mike” topic at The Limey in Bermuda addresses ways of making use of vacant land and buildings under the control of the government.

Caribbean: Cricket notes

  13 February 2006

The West Indies Cricket Blog links to an article which looks back at the history of West Indies tours to New Zealand, “including the infamous 1980 series when the umpires made more news than the players”; and to another reporting that cricket great Desmond Haynes is calling for a Caribbean...

Caribbean, South Africa: Legacy and succession

  8 February 2006

South Africa-based Caribbean blogger Crossing Worlds wonders whether the struggle begun by the architects of the independence movement is safe in the hands of the current generation. “As the US Civil Rights leaders, the black power activists and the liberation leaders begin to die, it seems even more important to...

Caribbean: Views on the Danish cartoons

  8 February 2006

The Danish cartoons issue causes Caribbean Free Radio to remember the time she almost became “the Howard Stern of the French Overseas Departments”. And The Limey in Bermuda reports on the results of his “Open Mike” session on the matter.

Bermuda, Cayman: Views on the gay cruise

  8 February 2006

The Limey examines the local reaction to the landing of 3,200 gay cruise ship passengers in Grand Cayman last week, but cautions the Bermudian writer of a letter to a Cayman news outlet that the Bermudian response in such a case might be even more negative.

Caribbean: Plantains & film

  6 February 2006

The Caribbean Beat Blog links to a NY Times article about an ingenious new plantain peeler, and reports that the 1957 film “Island in the Sun”, which was filmed in the Caribbean and stars Jamaica-born Harry Belafonte, is now available on DVD.

Caribbean: where to put “Caribbean”?

  6 February 2006

“A little while ago, I corrected someone who called me “a writer of Caribbean science fiction.” I said that it would be more accurate to call me a Caribbean writer of science fiction,” writes Nalo Hopkinson in a post which generates a long string of comments.

Caribbean: Bloggers invited to tourism press conference

  2 February 2006

Don Dunnigton at the IAOC Blog reports that bloggers have been invited to attend a press conference hosted by the Caribbean Tourism Organization in New York, which causes the Caribbean Beat Blog to wonder whether bloggers have arrived, and also whether Caribbean governments might be persuaded to implement free municipal...